2006 Dobbes Family Estate Meyer Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 42 cases, $65. Clone 777. The vineyard was farmed to 2.10 tons per acre. 100% de-stemmed. Aged 11 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Penetrating aromas of dark raspberries, black cherries, raisins, grapes and oak which build in the glass and becomes almost orgasmic. My notes say Wow! Smelled great! Delicious dark red fruits fan out nicely on the palate caressing the tongue with softness. Tobacco and raisin flavors add interest. Fine tannins and a citrus tang on the finish. I kept coming back to explore this interesting wine which was unique in its aromatic and flavor profile. Reviewed March 26, 2009

Winery: Joe Dobbes Wines
From article: Dobbes Family Estate