"Ross Cobb's 2014 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard Old Firs Block is wild, powerful and exotic. Extended time in barrel (34 months) has given the 2014 quite a bit of depth and texture. Exotic, wild and yet also wonderfully finessed, the 2014 has a lot to offer. Star anise, cedar, tobacco, menthol, dried flowers and crushed leaves add striking shades of nuance. The long, persistent finish makes it next to impossible to resist a second taste. The 2014 was done with 50% whole clusters."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media - 94 Points
Decanter Magazine - February 2019
by Matthew Luczy - Wine Director of Mélisse Restaurant in Santa Monica, California
Here we have a great example of Cobb’s extended barrel-ageing regimen: the wine spent 34 months in barrel using 30% new oak. The power and density from this time spent formulating is immediately apparent, with an alluring, dark, mossy quality to the nose that seems to be unique to this block of Coastlands. The palate takes a brighter, more vibrant turn and finishes with sweet liquorice and sassafras notes. It's an interesting wine to take note of and track over time. 190 cases were produced.
Drinking Window 2025 - 2035