In 1998, David and Diane Cobb planted two of the classic Pinot Noir clones -- Pommard and Mt. Eden -- on a block just shy of 4-acres within our Coastlands Vineyard. They called it the 1906 Block because the original rancher who worked the land carved the date 1906 into an old oak tree overlooking the block at the time of the great San Francisco earthquake.
As these vines have evolved on the rocky, uplifted marine-terraced block, the wines have turned out to be the most dark and concentrated sections of Coastlands. So much so that in 2014 we decided to make two different wines from our 1906 Block, this Pommard clone Pinot, and a Mt. Eden bottling that will be released in the spring. The Pommard section has soft fruit aromas typical of the Pommard clone with crisp, red berry flavors reflective of the wind, fog and salty air of the Pacific Ocean below.