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Dobbes Family Estate Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir 2009

Dobbes Family Estate Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $28.99
Item No. 115890
  • WS89
  • WE88
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Garnet in color with dark cherries and just ripened blackberries on the nose, complexed by hints of forest floor and red licorice. The sensuous palate offers the perfect balance of grip and acidity, displaying tart cherries, baked blackberries and a touch of black licorice with astounding persistence to close.

Critical Acclaim

"Ripe, generous and welcoming, with supple tannins surrounding caramel-accented cherry and tangerine peel flavors, lingering easily. Drink now through 2017. 2,469 cases made."
89 Points

"At first herbal, tart and steely, this Pinot does appear to have been assembled from rather different lots in terms of ripeness. It has Dr. Pepper-like flavors, sharp acidity and some alcoholic heat, along with raisin and brown sugar flavors on the back of the palate."
88 Points

Learn About Dobbes Family Estate Map ItMap It

Dobbes Family Estate is the pinnacle of Joe Dobbes' winemaking efforts, hinting at the decades of experience behind it. The opulent and age-worthy wines are produced from premier vineyards in Oregon's Willamette and Rogue Valleys. Though a small-town boy raised in Willamette Valley, Joe Dobbes' wine calling originated far from his home country. Stints in the Nahe and Burgundy...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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