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2008

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  • Cobb Pinot Noir Rice Spivak Vineyard 2008 -- 750ml

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    Cobb Pinot Noir Rice Spivak Vineyard 2008

    • Tasting Notes

      Winemaker’s notes: Aromas and flavors of high-toned fruit including raspberries, Bing and Rainer cherry, stone fruits, bergamot, orange melon; minerals and earth. Crisp, yet creamy mouth-feel; bright acidity on palate.

    • The Vineyard

      The 6-acre Rice-Spivak Vineyard is near the town of Sebastopol, California, north of San Francisco, and several miles from the Sonoma County coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is planted to a combination of Dijon and Swan pinot noir varieties. These distinctive clones are planted in an unusual mix of sandy loam and volcanic ash. 450 cases made.

      The 2008 growing season for the 2008 wines at our vineyards was another near-perfect event. The early season was mild. The pesky spring drizzle and fog that can reduce a crop - or if severe, eliminate it entirely - was minimal for a change. The coastal locations of our vineyards helped us avoid the hottest weather that arrived just prior to harvest, and the wildfire smoke that threatened all of us on the coast in late summer never reached our vineyards. Three bullets dodged. Not bad for farming

    • Accolades

      Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar. Josh Raynolds. "Bright red. Sexy aromas of candied red berries, cherry-cola, anise and fresh bay, with a hint of potpourri that gains strength with air. Juicy, penetrating raspberry and cherry flavors show increasing spiciness and weight as the wine opens in the glass. The finish strongly echoes the raspberry note and lingers with impressive clarity and persistence. This is balanced to age." 92 Points

    • Technical Notes

      450 cases produced
      alcohol: 13.5%
      3.31 pH
      17 months in barrel
      35% new French oak

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