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COBB 09 PN JOY ROAD
Item: #212050
Bottle Size: 750ml
WA: 93
$66.95
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COBB 2009 PINOT NOIR "JOY ROAD" SONOMA COAST 750mL

In 1989, David Cobb began cultivating Pinot Noir on his sustainably-farmed Coastlands Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The fruit was of such high quality, that Williams & Selyem (one of the most sought-after wineries in California) began making wine using these grapes. In fact, Williams & Selyem made a vineyard designated wine using David Cobb's grapes.

Williams & Selyem still get grapes from the Cobb family, and in addition, Ross Cobb now makes wine from the family's vineyard, as well as a few other vineyards in Sonoma share his family's high standards. The 2-acre Joy Road Vineyard is located just a short distance from the Cobb Family's Coastlands Vineyard, north of San Francisco near Occidental. Although the soils are sandy loams typical of the ridge tops of this portion of western Sonoma County, the closely-spaced planting at this vineyard, combined with a unique mix of pinot noir varieties, yields a beautiful and unique addition to Cobb's portfolio of coastal Sonoma County pinot noirs. 280 cases made.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "Although the Cobb family bought and planted Coastlands in 1989, they didnít start making their own wines until 2001. Building on his nine years at Flowers, Ross Cobb began gradually expanding the familyís range of bottlings. These are delicate, polished Pinots that reflect the unique personality of this coastal site and all of its shades of nuance. The Pinots see about 40% new oak in the first year of aging, followed by a bit less than that in the second year. Vintage 2010 presented considerable challenges. There is no Rice-Spivak or Emmaline because of crop failure. Fortunately, both wines are back in 2011. The 2010 Pinots were bottled in July 2012.

"The 2009 Pinot Noir Joy Road Vineyard comes across as a bit tight and unyielding today as the acidity and tannins are both quite dominant at this stage. Firm tannins frame dark red/blue-hued fruit in this linear, structured Pinot. The 2009 needs time to fully come together. This is an unusually pointed, chiseled Pinot for the vintage. Accordingly, it needs time to flesh out in bottle. There is a lot to admire in this nuanced, vibrant Pinot, but patience is the key. Ross Cobb used 10% whole clusters here. The 2009 is the last Joy Road. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."
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