Summer 2018 Vineyard Focus

Jack Hill Vineyard

Log into your account to access your updated allocation.
For any questions, please call us at 707-595-2996 or email

Complimentary Ground Shipping on all orders with 12+ Bottles

  • Cobb Pinot Noir Jack Hill Vineyard 2015 -- 1500ml



    Cobb Pinot Noir Jack Hill Vineyard 2015

    • Tasting Notes

      Ross Cobb's tasting notes: This vineyard always yields more red fruit and cherry-cola and spice notes, reminding me of the more overt Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs. But the rugged coastal pine and fir forests impact the bright fruit with lovely coniferous aromas and a richness typical of this west Sonoma Coast vineyard site.

      Evan Hufford, Wine Director and Head Sommelier at SingleThread Farms
      Healdsburg, CA - June 2018

      "Surprisingly, the 2015 is more approachable right away than the 2014. Really incredible mix of pine/forest floor and spruce tip aromas and flavors that I didn’t see on the other wines, mixed with underripe cherry. Really soft texture and silky tannin. While I think this will age very well, it’s almost hard to not want to drink this right away because it’s so damn good now. Give it a few years to develop some more umami notes to go along with the herbal tinge and pine resin and this will be absolutely incredible."

    • The Vineyard

      Planted in 1998, Jack Hill is the steepest site we work with, and one of the coldest. Surrounded by dense oak and fir forests, it is planted to three clones of Pinot Noir on a west-facing slope. Year after year, it delivers one of our most giving and graceful Pinot Noirs, with lovely aromatics and abundant layers of bright berry fruit. In 2015, the combination of wonderfully mature vines and a very small crop resulted in a wildly expressive Jack Hill Pinot Noir.

    • Accolades

      "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

    • Technical Notes

      100 cases produced
      22 months in barrel
      35% new French oak
      13.6% alcohol

Cart Summary