Owned and farmed by the Cobb family, Coastlands Vineyard was first planted in 1989, and contains some of the oldest pinot noir vines on the Sonoma Coast. One of the coldest pinot noir vineyards in California, and one of the last to ripen each season, this wind-swept 14.5-acre vineyard is located at an elevation of 900 to 1,200 feet, and sits on a ridge that overlooks the Pacific Ocean four miles to the west. The southwest-facing vines are planted in Yorkville and Kneeland sandy loam soils, and feature several different varieties of pinot noir including Pommard, Martini, Wadenswil, and Mt. Eden.
The extreme, marine-influenced weather of Coastlands helps to produce outstanding pinot noir fruit. Periods of spring rain or heavy fog can cause the vineyard’s yields to be very low, and in some years virtually nonexistent. However, in most years, mild summer weather leads to a long ripening period in the fall, and the vineyard’s old vines produce pinot noir noted for its depth, complexity and exceptional dark fruit flavors. Coastlands Vineyard is the source for Cobb Wines' Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the Coastlands Vineyard: Diane Cobb Pinot Noir (which comes exclusively from the Diane Cobb block).