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Dobbes Family Estate Pinot Noir Rogue Valley Skipper's Cuvée 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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Dobbes Family Estate:
Dobbes Family Estate is the realization of my dream of a family wine business and the embodiment of a lifetime of winemaking. We promise wines of distinction that represent a true expression of the finest varietals in Oregon by marrying Nature, Nurture and Artistry to craft wines that exhibit unparalleled quality and sophistication.
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Editorial Reviews for Dobbes Family Estate Pinot Noir Rogue Valley Skipper's Cuvée

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,243
4.00 5
11/19/2012

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,243
4.00 5
11/19/2012

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


Member Reviews for Dobbes Family Estate Pinot Noir Rogue Valley Skipper's Cuvée

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
11/15/2012

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.


Snooth User: mcdellrider
4249854
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/26/2011

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.


Snooth User: Mavalina
19754480
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/16/2010

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Chefahoola
386523
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/02/2008

Very well balanced. Full bodied mouth. Sexy and dramatic. Soft tanins and very complex flavors.


Snooth User: haus1999
3641931
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/30/2007

Five glasses




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