2012 COBB Coastlands Vineyard 1906 Block Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 200 cases, $80. Sourced from the 14-acre Coastlands Vineyard located near Occidental. This bottling includes a variety of Pinot Noir selections planted on the steepest hillside of the vineyard in 1998 including Pommard and Mt. Eden. “1906” was carved into an old oak tree by the original sheep rancher who worked the land after the great San Francisco earthquake. Aged 30 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. The nose offers scents of sweet smoke, char and pine with very demure cherry aroma. Mid weight oakkissed and spiced black cherry, blueberry and pomegranate fruits framed by silky tannins and bright acidity. The noticeably intense herb and cherry driven finish lasts and lasts. When re-tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine still had a significant oak overlay. Score: 88. Reviewed November 22, 2015

Winery: COBB Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir