About the Winery
At a time when so many winemakers follow trends, Cobb is one of the few who has the courage to follow his own convictions. Cobb gives his wines more time in barrel than is the norm. The wines are generally made with a high percentage of whole clusters, fermented with native yeasts and handled minimally in the cellar.” – Antonio Galloni, VinousMedia.com, March 2017
Established by Ross and David Cobb, Cobb Wines is dedicated to handcrafting complex and elegant single-vineyard Pinot Noirs from vineyards on the far Sonoma Coast. Winemaker Ross Cobb is a Pinot Noir specialist who has spent 17 years refining his approach to crafting cool-climate Pinot Noirs. His father David helped to pioneer growing Pinot Noir on the Sonoma Coast with the founding of Coastlands Vineyard in 1989. As one of the few California wineries exclusively producing Pinot Noir, Cobb Wines has quietly built a reputation for craftsmanship and quality, while producing benchmark Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs.
“Ross Cobb spent time cutting his teeth at Ferrari-Carano, Williams Selyem and Flowers before taking the plunge and deciding to focus on making wine from his family’s Coastlands Vineyard. The sweet spot for picking Pinot is around 22.5-23 Brix, which is on the lower end of the spectrum within the context of Sonoma Pinot. The wines are made with natural primary and secondary fermentations and racked once before being bottled, which is done without fining or filtration. I was only able to taste two wines from Cobb but this is definitely an estate on the rise, and one I look forward to following over the coming years and hopefully decades.”
– The Wine Advocate, Issue #199, February 29, 2012