Cobb Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard 1906 Block Mount Eden Clone 2014
In 1998, my parents planted two of their favorite Pinot Noir clones -- Pommard and Mt. Eden -- on a special 4-acre block of Coastlands. 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. In 2014, we made two wines from these coveted vines: a Pommard Clone Pinot, which we released last fall, and a Mount Eden Clone Pinot Noir. While the Pommard Clone Pinot was a brighter, more red fruit driven wine, we love the Mount Eden Clone for its alluring depth, deep color, full tannins and luscious dark berry flavors.
Winemaker's notes: The darker blackberry fruit is combined with a slight bay laurel essence. The tannins on the finish are more firm reflective of the tiny Pinot berries from this Mount Eden Clone. The clusters fit in the palm of your hand with each berry the size of a large bb. Also, one for the long-term cellar program.
200 cases produced. 22 months in barrel. 35% new French oak. 12.7% alcohol.