Meet Dave Dobson
“Taurid and our Albarino were inspired by the moments in life that deserve celebration and quiet gratitude. To raise a glass of Dobson Family wine elevates life’s simple pleasures.”
– Dave Dobson, Winemaker
Dave Dobson believes Mother Nature creates wine; winemakers simply guide the creation to bottle.
With an original passion for big red blends, Dave wanted to do more than blend them in the cellar. Fortune smiled on him when he discovered a single vineyard where all three desired varietals grew together. The plan was already laid out before him. He fermented them together and Taurid emerged: a completely unique and unparalleled Napa Valley Red Blend. Petite Sirah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are hand-harvested from a single vineyard and fermented as one, producing a truly integrated wine.
This love of winemaking led him into the world of white varietals. Our Albariño showcases full varietal expression within a crisp, bone dry style. Winemaking’s major influence is the use of barrel fermentation and sur lees aging to provide some texture and roundness that belies the tart acidity of the wine – softness without sweetness.
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