Cobb Wines

Jack Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

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This 2-acre vineyard overlooks the Freestone Valley near Occidental, north of San Francisco in far western Sonoma County. The soils are the sandy loams typical of the ridgetops of this portion of western Sonoma County. Jack Hill is planted to three clones of pinot noir grown on a west-facing slope. Surrounded by dense oak forest and Douglas fir, this steep vineyard produces a graceful and complex expression of coastal Sonoma County pinot noir.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir

Appellation

Sonoma Coast

Farming

Sustainable

Suggested Retail Price

$75

Reviews

"Juicy acidity provides support for the concentrated flavor"

Wine Advocate (95+) - October 3, 2019 "The pale ruby colored 2016 Pinot Noir Jack Hill Vineyard is scented of pomegranate liqueur, Bing cherry and cranberry with exotic spices, lilac, bergamot, wet leaves and earth. Light to medium-bodied, the silky texture segues into firm, grainy tannins, and juicy acidity provides support for the concentrated flavor layers and the long, layered finish."

"Nuanced richness"

Wine Enthusiast - October 3, 2019 "From a cold, steep site, Jack Hill is fleshy, spicy and integrated, brimming promisingly with a wealth of dark cherry, strawberry and blood orange. A tease of cola and cardamom give it a powerful middle of nuanced richness around a body of firm integrated tannin."

"Invigorating freshness"

Vinous - October 3, 2019 "Ross Cobb's 2016 Jack Hill Vineyard is gorgeous. Soft, pliant and inviting, the 2016 has so much to offer. Bright floral notes meld into a core of sweet red berry fruit in this nuanced, silky Pinot Noir, with floral, blood orange, chalk and mint notes that add invigorating freshness. The 50% whole clusters are impeccably balanced."

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