91pts Wine Enthusiast
One of Oregon's best versions of this grape, this offers a fleshy mix of lemon, lime, grapefruit, melon and kiwi, set in sappy acids. Lightly aged in French oak, it shows just a hint of barrel toast as it rounds out the finish. PAUL GREGUTT
10th vintage anniversary! Delicate aromas of nectarine, Asian pear and white peach combine with floral notes of quince, honeydew melon and jasmine. An elegant entry on the palate is medium to light bodied with juicy acid and body to match. Tart and juicy flavors of star fruit, lemon custard and golden raspberry are accented with subtle apple and ginger. A refreshing medium long finish makes for easy food pairing from cheese and crackers to lobster bisque or pork with au gratin potatoes.
Dobbes Family Estate wines are crafted from a wide variety of vineyards in the Willamette and Rogue Valleys, including the Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountains, Eola-Amity and McMinnville Appellations. Terroir plays an important role in the character development of wine, so all fruit is carefully selected from vineyards with differing elevations, soil types and clones. Single vineyard designates are an expression of each vineyard’s unique terroir while distinct cuvees showcase the art of blending while staying true to vintage and varietal character. Key vineyard sources in the Willamette Valley include Meyer, Quailhurst, Symonette and Momtazi. Key Rogue Valley vineyard sources include Fortmiller and Sundown.