Cobb Wines by Vintage

2016

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  • Cobb Chardonnay Mariani Vineyard 2016 -- 750ml

    750ml
    $70.00

    Cobb Chardonnay Mariani Vineyard 2016

    • Tasting Notes

      My notes: Pure and focused, this Chardonnay showcases notes of citrus zest, wet stone minerality and lemon curd, all underscored by a supporting core of cool-climate acidity. A structured Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, it drinks beautifully now with a 1-2 hour decant or will age gracefully over the next 8-12 years.

    • The Vineyard

      Our fourth release of Mariani Vineyard Chardonnay is reminiscent of the 2014 vintage with its purity and intensity. Planted 15 years ago, Mariani is a small 1-acre jewel located just inland from Tomales Bay in far Western Petaluma -- one of the coldest parts of the Sonoma Coast. The vineyard is planted to an old Wente selection of Chardonnay that produces exceptionally small berries with intense flavors and brilliant acidity.

    • Accolades

      “The 2016 Chardonnay Mariani Vineyard is a fabulous wine that deftly balances phenolic intensity with a real sense of translucent beauty. Lemon confit, sage, mint and wild flowers all take shape in the glass, but it is the wine's pure sense of expression and nuance that make the strongest impression. Ross Cobb gave the 2016 Chardonnay 20 months in barrel, which is on the long side for California. That approach works beautifully here.”
      Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media May 2019 - 94 Points

      "High-toned floral aromas and flavors mark this memorable, elegant and delicately textured wine, buoyant in acidity and fresh hits of tangerine, lime and a tease of caramel. The structure is impressive, suggesting potential aging, and the wine has an undeniable hint of wet stone-like mineral that lingers."
      Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2019 - 94 Points

    • Technical Notes

      120 cases produced
      18 months in barrel
      20% new French oak
      13.5% alcohol

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