Cobb began originally as a single vineyard at the far Sonoma Coast. Planted by David and Diane Cobb in 1989, the vineyard was aptly named "Coastlands". When their son Ross became viticulturalist and enologist at legendary Williams-Selyem, he was able to start utilizing some of his own family's fruit as well. Finally, in 2014 Ross moved back to the family estate on the Sonoma Coast, taking his place at the helm of his family's wine.
The Wine Advocate 97 Points! "The 2018 Pinot Noir Diane Cobb Coastlands Vineyard comes from vines planted in 1989. Various clones are planted on AXR1 rootstock, including Wadenswil, Pommard and Martini. Despite the rootstock, Ross Cobb notes that the vines are unaffected by phylloxera. "We are very isolated out here, and those old clones are doing fine." Pale ruby, the 2018 offers both power and delicacy. The nose takes time to evolve from tobacco leaves and dusty earth to wild blackberries and cranberries, citrus peel, rose petal and saline. The palate surprises with its fruit intensity and notably silty, seamless frame, finishing uplifted and very spicy."