Dobbes Family Estate Patricia's Cuvee Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
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
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%.
This complex Pinot Noir is a big and full of body. Not over the top, but skirting the line beautifully; this wine flirts with power, depth, richness and elegance simultaneously. This harmonious cuvée opens with expansive warm aromas of spices and black fruits with a hint of floral notes. The mouth mirrors the aromas with full flavors of black cherries, blackberries and red currents wrapped within fine and sweet tannins.
"Ripe and rich yet quite elegant; silky and lush with lovely ripe cherry and graceful flavors that hold hints of gentle spices; showing great depth and finesse, complex and of a piece; long, seductive and exquisite."
"Soft florals with notes of tea overlay this wine's vibrant cherry fruit, which gets more exuberant with air. There's a brisk tension to the flavors that provides plenty of drive. The herbal bottom note suggests a match with thyme-roasted chicken."
Wine & Spirits
"Light and refreshing, this offers cherry, red plum and exotic spice
flavors that mingle effortlessly and dance deftly through the refined
"Bright ruby-red. Pungent, expressive bouquet of black raspberry, cherry-cola and smoky Indian spices, along with a building vanilla quality. Pliant, sappy and sweet, offering spicy dark fruit flavors that pick up spiciness and energy with air. Closes on a floral note, with lingering cola and mocha notes."
International Wine Cellar
"Medium ruby color; bright dark cherry aromas with spice and herbal notes; rich, bright cherry flavors with spice notes; lively texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Bright, lively Pinot that's well suited for the table."
Smooth & Supple
A slightly fuller bodied Pinot than No. California varietal. Nice value.
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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
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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