She is lovely, and she will woo you. We have paired our highly rated 2021 Patricia’s with a five-star recipe. Mongolian beef bowls can be made in a million unique ways– we like to keep it simple, with a perfect blend of ginger and garlic. A lovely pair with this wine’s soft tannins, tempering acidity, and a balanced roundness on the palate that is rarely seen in Pinot Noir.


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tbs toasted sesame seeds
  • Rice or noodles for serving


Brown the ground beef along with the ginger and garlic in a skillet over medium-high heat, until beef is crumbled and cooked through. Drain any fat and return pan to stove top.

Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar and hoisin sauce in a small dish and pour into ground beef mixture. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes to blend flavors. Meanwhile in a small dish combine the 1/4 cup water along with the 2 tbsp cornstarch. Pour the mixture into the ground beef and stir until sauce thickens.

Season with red pepper flakes, black pepper, sesame oil, and green onions. Serve hot over hot rice or noodles.

Bottle of Dobbes Family Winery 2021 Patricia's Cuvée Pinot Noir
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Originally crafted to honor our founder’s wife, Patricia’s Cuvée is our most sought-after wine here at Dobbes. Each vintage our winemaking team selects the best barrels in the cellar, crafting a blend that is balanced, yet opulent. We think big when we are blending Patricia’s. Since our predisposition is towards food-friendly wines with vibrant acidity, we take a lot of care when seeking out barrels for this cuvée. We are looking for richness, not sweetness, like velvet across the tongue. Fruit from the best vineyards, wine from the best barrels, and the most harmonious blend our winemakers can piece together results in the absolute highest level of winemaking here at Dobbes. Drink now, or wait 10 years, and be rewarded for it. 

Wild mushroom risotto • Steak tartare • Miso chicken 

AVA: Willamette Valley

Color: Medium purple

Aroma: Dark chocolate, cigar, candied plum, anise, cherry, orange blossom

Palate: This wine is about one thing: texture. With a roundness on the palate rarely seen in Pinot Noir, this wine has soft tannins balanced with a tempering acidity, making this wine so drinkable, but thought-provoking as well.

Flavor: Brown sugar, bramble, dark cherry, licorice, sandalwood