Emmaline Vineyard (2 acres)
The source for the Emmaline Vineyard pinot noir, this property is at the western margin of Sebastopol, California, and is very much influenced by the Pacific Ocean farther to the west. Located at an elevation of approximately 800 feet, with a southwest exposure, Emmaline generally gets more shade and fog than the other vineyards Cobb Wines works with. The pure Goldridge sandy loam soils are planted to two Dijon varieties (115 and 777). These plantings generally produce about two tons per acre. The combination of pinot noir varieties and the terroir of this small vineyard result in pinot noirs that are delicate and beautifully complex, with relatively low levels of alcohol.