"Ross Cobb's 2015 Pinot Noir Jack Hill is deep and powerful. That's the good news. The bad news is that the 2015 won't be ready to drink anytime soon, as the firm tannins need time to soften. This is an especially powerful, tightly wound Pinot for the year. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, mint, dried flowers and licorice overtones open up, but only with great reluctance. The interplay of fruit richness and structure makes for a compelling wine, but readers need to be patient. The wait will be worth it, as this is a stunning wine by any measure."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media - 94 Points
“Cobb’s Pinots are a model of restraint and poise, generally around 13% in alcohol. What the likes of Cobb are doing is demonstrating that even in the coolest coastal vineyards, it is possible to make Pinots of remarkable finesse and staying power. These producers are upending the long-held assumption that California is simply too warm to make world-class Pinot.”
Stephen Brook, Decanter Magazine
"A very fine Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, the (2015) Jack Hill is an elegant, aromatic wine that is full bodied, and smoothly textured, with good balance, and complex aromas/flavors (plum, cherry, rose petal, herbs, black tea, oak). Still a bit tannic; needs aging. Exceptional."
Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine