95 Point, 200 case, Low (12.8%) alcohol Pinot Noir

In 2001, two generations of the Cobb family came together to explore a shared passion for Pinot Noir with the founding of Cobb Wines. Focused exclusively on crafting single-vineyard, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs, Cobb Wines combines the winegrowing expertise of David Cobb—one of the pioneers of Pinot Noir  viticulture on the far Sonoma Coast—with the winemaking talents of his son, noted pinot noir specialist Ross Cobb. The original seeds for Cobb Wines were planted in 1989, when David began cultivating pinot noir vines at his sustainably farmed Coastlands Vineyard. A marine ecologist by trade, David spent years studying soils and climatological charts in his search for the ideal place to found his vineyard. His search led him to the ridgetops of the Sonoma Coast, where he believed he would be able to grow grapes perfectly suited to a more complex and graceful style of California pinot noir. On weekend and summer breaks from college, David would be joined in the vineyard by his son Ross, who quickly grew to love the hands-on work of growing winegrapes. And the rest, as they say… is history!

Cobb 2013 Pinot Noir “Jack Hill” Sonoma Coast
Retail 75.00 – GGWC 69.99
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WS 95 Points: “This tiny, isolated two-acre vineyard near Freestone is bordered on all sides by coastal evergreens. Its sandstone-based soils grew some beautiful fruit in 2013. Ross Cobb’s even hand coaxed that fruit into a pinot noir with a diaphanous clarity that might make you hold your breath, if you didn’t want to keep smelling the wine: a hint of strawberry, the airy leafiness of oolong tea, the lift of rose petals. It has a quiet but captivating persistence, nothing excessive, nothing missing—the vinous equivalent of a Basho haiku.

Winemaker Notes: This wine displays lovely layers of black cherry and raspberry, as well as all of the earthy minerality and spice that we have come to love from Jack Hill. Rich tannins and bright natural acid add poise and definition to the lovely fruit.

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