Trade

Cobb Wines for the Trade

Wines currently available for restaurants and retailers are listed below.

Please contact us at thefamily@cobbwines.com for availabilty, distribution, and pricing of our wines. Also, we invite you to inquire about our promotional materials, technical information, Winemaker dinners and presentations, Staff pours, and other vendor services we offer that may be of interest to you.

Our current 2016 trade releases:

Cobb Pinot Noir Diane Cobb: Coastlands Vineyard 2013 750ml

The Vineyard

Now in its eighth vintage, our Diane Cobb Pinot Noir has become one of our most celebrated and sought-after wines -- and for good reason. Twenty-six years ago, when Diane and David Cobb planted Coastlands, they were pioneers. There were few vineyards on the far Sonoma Coast, and very few varieties of Pinot Noir that had been proven capable of thriving in the cool coastal conditions. Working with UC Davis Diane established a nursery block that contained over 20 Pinot Noir varieties. Today, these own-rooted, dry-farmed vines are some of the oldest in the region. Made as a co-fermentation of the Cobb Wines nursery Pinot Noir clones, our Diane Cobb Pinot Noir offers an almost unrivaled level of nuance and complexity.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker's notes: Once again, this diverse block of Coastlands has expressed itself with alluring notes of spice and dried savory herbs, as well as vivid fruit aromas of cherry, strawberry and black raspberry. Secondary aromas of Asian spice, white pepper and cinnamon add nuance and depth. Though the mouthfeel is crisp and lively, the tannins are soft and supple, adding texture and length to this lovely wine.

Technical Notes

275 cases produced. 22 months in barrel. 35% new French oak. 13.0% alcohol.


Cobb Pinot Noir Emmaline Ann Vineyard 2013 750ml

The Vineyard

With a southwest exposure at an elevation of 800 feet, and some of the finest soils on the Sonoma Coast, Emmaline Ann Vineyard is a treasure. Located in one of the Sonoma Coast’s coldest microclimates, it gets the most shade and fog of any of the vineyards we work with. As a result, we absolutely love the Pinot Noirs from this tiny little site. Often the most subtle, sophisticated and Burgundian of our wines, Emmaline Ann never disappoints, and the 2013 vintage is no exception. It is eloquent, and at times ethereal, showing just how graceful and poised California Pinot can be when grown in the right conditions.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker's notes: This is an elegant and thought-provoking Pinot Noir from my favorite vineyard in the Freestone Valley. On the palate, it reveals abundant dark fruit layers of black cherry and raspberry, as well as more mineral-driven notes of wet stone and slate. Racy, crisp acidity and secondary characteristics of forest floor, herbs and spice add poise and complexity to this beautiful wine. A lovely expression of a wonderful vineyard.

Technical Notes

200 cases produced. 22 months in barrel. 35% new French oak. 12.5% alcohol.


Cobb Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard 2013 750ml

The Vineyard

Though the six-acre Rice-Spivak Vineyard is our most inland winegrowing site (even though it’s just six miles from the Pacific), its combination of Dijon and Swan Pinot Noir plantings, a northern exposure, and unique volcanic soils produce a profoundly aromatic wine with excellent acidity and earthiness. The 2013 vintage is particularly spicy and compelling, with lovely dark red fruit notes that are both bright and alluring.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker's notes: Lithe and energetic, this is one of those lovely Pinot Noirs that you can experience through its aromas, where layers of Bing cherry and wild raspberry are framed by deeper, more savory undertones. On the palate, fine, delicate tannins meld with a crisp strawberry tartness that accentuates the fresh, precise character of this attractive Pinot Noir.

 

Technical Notes

450 cases produced. 22 months in barrel. 35% new French oak. 12.5% alcohol.


Cobb Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard: Old Firs Block 2012 750ml

The Vineyard

Located adjacent to a stand of 275-year-old Douglas trees, the Old Firs Block of our Coastlands Vineyards features our oldest Pinot Noir vines. Planted back in 1989, before Dijon clones were available in California, this special block features three wonderful clones: Wadenswil 2A and Martini 13 and 15. Grown at the very top of Coastlands, at an elevation of 1,200 feet, in deep rich soils, these selections produce a rich, intense wine with enticing spice and savory herb notes.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker's notes: A complex and alluring wine with aromas of black cherry, orange blossom licorice, peppermint and Asian spices. With firm, mouth-filling tannins and bright acidity, this wine has the structure for a long life.

Technical Notes

300 cases produced. 22 months in barrel. 35% new French oak. 14.0% alcohol.


Cobb Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard: 1906 Block 2012

The Vineyard

Diane Cobb, founded a small Pinot Noir nursery at our Coastlands Vineyard many years ago to learn which clones of Pinot Noir excel here on the far Sonoma Coast. Based on what she learned, in 1998, Cobb Wines planted the Pommard and Mt. Eden clones on the 1906 Block. It’s called this because the original sheep 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. While Cobb Wines has historically always blended the fruit from this steep, west-facing hillside block with grapes from the Old Firs block of Coastlands, in recent years the 1906 Block has really come into its own, with the Pommard showing intense plum and spice notes, and the Mt. Eden grapes offering lovely dark fruit and cassis elements.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker's notes: This wine reveals bright cherry and rose petal aromas, with hints of sweet charred oak, Santa Rosa Plum, dark leather and cocoa nibs. On the palate, the cherry notes are perfectly balanced by ripe, pronounced tannins, with layers of strawberry, candied stone fruits, graphite, jasmine and sweet vanilla adding depth to a long nuanced finish.

Technical Notes

200 cases produced. 30 months in barrel. 35% new French oak. 13.6% alcohol.


Cobb Pinot Noir Jack Hill Vineyard 2012 750ml

The Vineyard

We have had the pleasure of working with Jack Hill Vineyard since 2007. Overlooking the Freestone Valley near Occidental, it is the steepest site we work with, and one of the coldest. Surrounded by dense oak forests and Douglas Firs, Jack Hill is planted to three clones of Pinot Noir on a west-facing slope. While it always yields a graceful and complex coastal Pinot Noir, with nerve and minerality, the 2012 vintage is also one of the most generous expressions of the vineyard we have ever produced. Similar to the Diane Cobb, we used 35% whole clusters during fermentation, adding to the wine’s complexity and tannic structure.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker's notes: This is an alluring wine filled with vibrant red fruit, including layers of raspberry and fresh cherry pie, as well as sophisticated secondary aromas of sandalwood, leather and minerals. On the palate, crisp acidity adds structure and poise to the rich fruit.

Technical Notes

175 cases produced. 22 months in barrel. 35% new French oak. 12.3% alcohol.

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