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

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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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.

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
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: 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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