Mineral earth and a light underlayment of oak support a tart, cherry pie filling style of fruit with minty and blueberry top notes. This is pretty ... Read more
Sandy soil and lightly loamy aromas greet the nose followed by hints of sage and cardamom over light yet fragrant wild berry fruit. This is decepti... Read more
Heavy raspberry-menthol nose, with herb on the back. Body is a bit sharp and acerbic, but delivers some nice toasted oak notes and red fruit. Read more
Food Pairings for Dobbes Family Estate Pinot Noir Rogue Valley Skipper's Cuvée
Editorial Reviews for Dobbes Family Estate Pinot Noir Rogue Valley Skipper's Cuvée
Mineral earth and a light underlayment of oak support a tart, cherry pie filling style of fruit with minty and blueberry top notes. This is pretty big in the mouth but remains fairly lightweight. I think the modestly high alcohol adds to the impression of richness here, but the intensity of the flavors are undeniable. While the nose shows quite subtle wood spice, it's more obvious in the mouth, coming together with gentle hints of herb, coffee and mineral to create real complexity. The dark berry fruits take on shadings of blueberries and watermelon. The finish shows more tension with fine-grained, dusty tannins and sapid acidity accenting a bit of espresso foam over astringent red fruits. This is intense and fairly elegant though for my palate, it shows a bit too much oak. 92pts
Sandy soil and lightly loamy aromas greet the nose followed by hints of sage and cardamom over light yet fragrant wild berry fruit. This is deceptively lightweight in the mouth with terrific intensity of flavors that are supported by vibrant acids and soft, ripe tannins. The flavors are intense yet somehow a touch ephemeral, with layers of blueberry skins, wild raspberry, cranberry, licorice, violet extract, a touch of India ink and some lovely mineral and pollen notes on the moderately long, zesty finish. This is really lovely and would probably show even better with the right food. I love the structure here, firm but not intrusive in any way. 91pts
Heavy raspberry-menthol nose, with herb on the back. Body is a bit sharp and acerbic, but delivers some nice toasted oak notes and red fruit.
I personally think its a great wine. Nice rhubarb, cherry, and dust on the nose with a hint of spice. a little tight and acidic on the palate, but showing potential. Spicy, lingering finish with nice acidity reminding me of Nuits-Saint-Geoerge. Should really start to show the love in a few years.
Very well balanced. Full bodied mouth. Sexy and dramatic. Soft tanins and very complex flavors.
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