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  • Cobb Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard Diane Cobb 2007 -- 750ml


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    Cobb Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard Diane Cobb 2007

    • Tasting Notes

      Ross Cobb’s winemaker notes:
      Aromas of cherry, white pepper, lavender dominate this wine upon first smell. As the wine opens up, subtle aromas of forest floor, underbrush, leather and camphor. The old-vine characteristic is obvious with the depth of aroma, but even more apparent with the very full mouth-feel of tannins and crisp acidity.

    • The Vineyard

      When Coastlands was first being planted in 1989, very few varieties of pinot noir were available commercially, and fewer still tried under conditions on the edge of the continent. Working with the University of California at Davis, Diane Cobb established a University licensed nursery block at Coastlands that contained over 20 relatively unknown pinot noir varieties. In 1996 Diane doubled the nursery block with a single pinot noir variety she thought was both especially flavorful and well-suited for our coastal climate. The "Diane Cobb" designate pinot noir commemorates her life at Coastlands, the love of her family, and her 1.5 acres of vines that now yield such a lovely, complex, and thoroughly unique wine.

    • Accolades

      Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. Josh Raynolds. “Focus On California’s North Coast”. May/June 2009: “Bright red. Deep, smoky aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola and minerals, with a strong floral note adding complexity. Rich and chewy, with sweet, liqueur-like dark fruit flavors and excellent palate coverage. Gains energy on the finish, with the floral note echoing. Stash this one away for a few more years.” 93+ Points.

      Restaurant Wine
      October 2010
      2007 Coastlands Vineyard: Diane Cobb Pinot Noir
      “A superb range of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs, and among the best 2007s we’ve tasted. All are from limited-production vineyards (around two tons an acre), and display unusually complex and elegant character, with relatively low alcohol levels (13% to 13.8%). The Diane Cobb bottle (a tribute to the founder’s wife and winemaker’s mother, who selected the Pinot clone for this tiny, ‘home block’ vineyard) is exceptional: very ripely flavored, and nearly powerful in style; a supple, full bodied wine, with red currant, toast, clove, new oak, strawberry, and cherry aromas/flavors.” 5/5 Stars – Exceptional quality for its type and style; a superstar within its price category. Merits an extra special effort to purchase. Very highly recommended. 

      Rusty Gaffney
      Volume 8, Issue 11
      February 15, 2010
      “Cobb Wines: A Revelation”
      *Full article in General Press Compendium
      2007 Coastlands Vineyard: Diane Cobb Pinot Noir
      “Subdued aromas upon opening, but becomes quite expressive over time in the glass. Pleasing perfume of fresh berry jam, Morrocan spices and a little barnyard. Intense black cherry and strawberry flavors like bombs bursting in the mouth. Earth and hard red candy accents add interest. Juicy and charming with a finish that would make Hollywood proud.”

      Wine Review Online
      W. Blake Gray
      February 9, 2010
      “Ross Cobb's Winemaking Odyssey”
      *Full article in General Press Compendium
      2007 Coastlands Vineyard: Diane Cobb Pinot Noir
      “All the grapes come from a 1.5-acre block of Coastlands Vineyard planted with a single clone that Diane Cobb (winemaker Ross' mother) thought was best of the 20 clones she originally planted in a nursery on the site. It delivers gentle raspberry fruit, a pretty violet note, a little soy sauce and slightly darker fruit on the finish.” 91 Points

      Thea Dwelle
      February 1, 2010
      “Our final pinot of the evening, but certainly not our final wine, was the Cobb pinot. I tasted this again yesterday along with two other single vineyard pinot noirs from Cobb, and was duly impressed; I was able to discuss the wines with the winemaker, and had the added delight of meeting the new vineyard owner of Jack Hill as well.”
      2007 Coastlands Vineyard: Diane Cobb Pinot Noir
      “This is Amy’s favorite, and she did try to convince me I liked it best. Yes, I loved it but I’m not sure I could pick a favorite! I loved them all. Coastlands was first planted in 1989, before pinot noir went crazy. This tiny 1.5-acre vineyard gave me big bold baking spices, cranberry, strawberry and white pepper. There was also more earth to this wine than the previous two, and there were notes of mushrooms and herbs. All in all, I loved all of the Cobb wines and can’t wait to try them next year (if not sooner)!”

    • Technical Notes

      90 cases produced.
      17 months in barrel.
      40% new oak.
      3.40 pH, 13.4% alcohol.

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