Cobb Wines

Rice Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Sonoma Coast

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The Rice Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir is often the most generous of Cobb’s wine in its youth. This 6-acre vineyard is owned by Russell Rice and his wife, Dr. Helene Spivak. It is a few miles further inland than Cobb Wines’ other vineyards, but is still influenced by the Pacific Ocean to the west. A unique soil composition, northern exposure, and the distinct varieties of Dijon and Swan pinot noir planted here, collectively produce a characteristically aromatic, complex wine.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir

Appellation

Sonoma Coast

Farming

Sustainable

Reviews

"This is such an elegant Pinot"

Vinous - June 10, 2020

"Ross Cobb's 2017 Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard is light on its feet, perfumed and gracious. Crushed red berries, wild flowers, cinnamon and citrus all perk up this ethereal, mid-weight Pinot. The 50% whole clusters add aromatic presence and savoriness without overpowering the wine. I very much like the sense of energy here. This is such an elegant Pinot."

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