This wine was awarded first place among 32 pinot noirs at “In Pinot Veritas” tasting in France. Wines tasted were from Burgundy, North America, and elsewhere internationally. The tasting was organized in Spring 2004 by Arnaud Orsel des Sagets of Tonnellerie Francois Freres, one of the world’s most respected producers of wine barrels.
Decanter Magazine - February 2019
by Matthew Luczy - Wine Director of Mélisse Restaurant in Santa Monica, California
The second wine made at Cobb and, like the 2001, it comes from what is now called the 'Diane Cobb' block. It spent 15 months in French oak, 50% new, and 202 cases were produced. Bursting from the glass, this is a more savoury and energetic expression of Coastlands, with aromas of pine sap and oiled leather followed by flavours of pomegranate and rhubarb. Ross Cobb explained that this wine was somewhat 'bretty' in its youth, the remnants of which were subtly apparent but not at all off-putting. Poured from magnum.
Drinking Window 2019 - 2025