2009 Cobb, Pinot Noir “Diane Cobb: Coastlands Vineyard” Sonoma Coast.
One of the best ever Cobb Pinots to date, the 2009 Cobb Diane Cobb: Coastlands is utterly gorgeous with clear transparency and purity showing every detail in refined beauty and elegance. This remarkable wine is captivating like a top Burgundy with subtle wood and lifting acidity highlighting Ross Cobb’s talents and deft touch when crafting his wines, he is indeed a perfectionist to the core, and this bottling is a special Coastlands cuvee dedicated to his late mom. The nose is full of dried flowers, violets and grilled fennel along with red currants, kirsch and baking spices leading to a silky palate, still young and firm, with raspberry, strawberry and pure black cherry with hints of poached plum, cinnamon and tea spices. A touch of lavender, a flash of vanilla and mineral essence adds to the interest here, this is a wine to ponder, a Pinot Noir that you’ll want to spend an evening with and watch it’s many facets come together and see it’s ever changing moods, truly fantastic wine.
($80 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive