Accolades

"[Cobb Wines] are among the most distinctive artisan wines being made in California today."
— Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018

"Ross Cobb of Cobb Wines makes excellent pinot noirs that are delightful lightly chilled, particularly those from the Emmaline and Coastlands vineyards."
New York Times

"Maximum flavor, minimum alcohol... Cobb’s Pinots are a model of restraint and poise, generally around 13% in alcohol. What the likes of Kutch and Cobb are doing is demonstrating that even in the coolest coastal vineyards, it is possible to make Pinots of remarkable finesse and staying power. These producers are upending the long-held assumption that California is simply too warm to make world-class Pinot."
— Stephen Brook, Decanter

"The Rock Stars of Pinot Noir. Sonoma wineries producing great Pinots include... Cobb Wines."
— Jay McInerney, Wall Street Journal

 

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2017 Doc's Ranch: JoAnn's Block Chardonnay

“The 2017 Chardonnay Doc's Ranch JoAnn's Block is bright, delicate and super-refined. Lemon peel, white flowers and white pepper all give the 2017 striking energy and drive. There is plenty of depth and tons of complexity to balance things out. Light tropical accents round out the finish. The 2017 is superb.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media January 2020
95 Points

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2017 Emmaline Ann Pinot Noir

“The 2017 Pinot Noir Emmaline-Ann Vineyard is another stellar wine in this range. Bold, rich and explosive, the 2017 possesses tremendous depth and nuance. Black cherry, plum, menthol, licorice and sage infuse the 2017 with tons of character. The 2017 is marked by a real sense of vertical energy and statuesque beauty. The 50% whole clusters are not especially evident. What a wine!”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media January 2020
96 Points

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2017 Coastlands Vineyard Old Firs Block Pinot Noir

“The 2017 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard Old Firs Block emerges from a block planted in 1989 with Wadenswil and Martini clones. Readers will find a lifted, ethereal Pinot built on grace and understatement. The style is a bit fleeting. The Old Firs is a wine for contemplation. It won't give up much on its own, rather it is a wine that demands full attention from the reader. Rose petal, lavender and white pepper notes add a beguiling upper register. The 2017 is a total knock out. That's pretty much all there is to it.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media January 2020
97 Points

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2017 Doc's Ranch Pommard & 114 Selection Pinot Noir

“The 2017 Pinot Noir Doc's Ranch Vineyard Pommard & 114 Selection is rich, powerful and bombastic. Dark fruit, chocolate, spice and leather add to an impression of brooding gravitas. The style is built on power, but I find less finesse and less overall nuance. Next to the other wines in the range this feels clunky.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media January 2020
92 Points

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2017 Wendling Vineyard Pinot Noir

“The 2017 Pinot Noir Wendling Vineyard is a new wine from Cobb from a world-class site in Anderson Valley that will become better known as more producers make wines from it. Deep, unctuous and beautifully layered in the glass, the Wendling is breathtaking from start to finish. The 2017 is a wine of sheer sensuality. Don't miss it.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media January 2020
97 Points

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2017 Rice-Spivak Pinot Noir

“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.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media January 2020
96 Points

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2017 Doc's Ranch Swan & Calera Selection Pinot Noir

“Another addition to the range, the 2017 Pinot Noir Doc's Ranch Vineyard Swan & Calera Selection is delicate, nuanced and full of character. Sweet floral notes, red cherry, mint, cedar and rose petal all grace this exquisite, beautifully layered Pinot Noir. Energetic and bright, the Swan & Calera Selection has a ton to offer, but it needs time to be at its best. Today, it feels a bit compact.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media January 2020
94 Points

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2017 Diane Cobb: Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir

“The 2017 Pinot Noir Diane Cobb: Coastlands Vineyard is an outrageously beautiful wine that shows just how magical this vintage is in the right spots in Sonoma. Deep, sumptuous and layered, with exquisite nuance, the 2017 is magical from the very first taste. Succulent dark fruit, spice, leather, mint and crushed flowers infuse the 2017 with tremendous character. The 2017 is so vivid, so alluring and just breathtaking.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media January 2020
98 Points

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2015 Cobb Wines Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir

"If I were forced to make a list of my favorite California producers, Cobb would easily make the cut. This restrained, elegant wine was one of the best things I tasted all weekend. Aromas of cassis and violets filled the air while flavors of blackcap raspberries and orange peel coated my mouth. The Coastlands is worth every penny."

6 Wines to Savor from the 2019 International Pinot Noir Celebration July 2019
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2016 Coastlands Vineyard: Diane Cobb Pinot Noir

"Pale ruby in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Diane Cobb Coastlands Vineyard has a lovely soft nose of pink peppercorn, dried violet, dried leaves and pipe tobacco with red cherry, cranberry and red berries plus a rocky/smoky note. The palate is light to medium-bodied, with gentle grainy tannins to support the savory fruit and a long, evolving finish."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate May 2019
92 Points

"The 2016 Diane Cobb: Coastlands Vineyard emerges from mix of 18 different Pinot clones on the property. Not only is the Diane Cobb the most complex wine in this range, it is also has the most structure and pure power. Dark cherry, plum, lavender, rose petal and spice open up in the glass, but only with great reluctance. Readers will have to be patient. The 2016 is a truly special wine in the making."

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media May 2019
95 Points

"Named for the winemaker's late mother, this particular bottling is always a standout. It offers entangled layers of tangerine, strawberry and earthy leather. This is a fine wine to consider cellaring; enjoy 2021–2026."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2019
96 Points, Cellar Selection

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2016 Coastlands Vineyard Old Firs Block Pinot Noir

"Pale ruby in the glass, the 2016 Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard Old Firs Block features black cherries and berries, laurel, forest floor, tobacco, smoke, dried flowers and roasted meats—a very savory and sexy nose. The palate is light to medium-bodied and very silky, with waves of fruits, earth and savory notes, a grainy tannic frame and long, layered finish."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate May 2019
93 Points

“The 2016 Coastlands Vineyard Old First Block is marked by a lovely sense of creaminess that is quite unique in this range. There is plenty of the aromatic intensity that marks all of these wines, the but the Old Firs has a feeling of integration and balance that sets it apart. All the elements meld together effortlessly. Blood orange, raspberry and chalk add shades of nuance in a deep, ample Pinot Noir endowed with tremendous class and personality. The Old Firs is a mix of Martini and Wädenswil clones.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media May 2019
94 Points

"As its name suggests, this most definitely effuses in forest floor and grippy, supportive walls of firm tannin and oak. From a strong opening, it evolves slowly and with nuance around a light-bodied core of white pepper, effusive red fruit and blood orange, the latter helping to highlight the innate backbone of acidity."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2019
93 Points

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2016 Emmaline Ann Vineyard Pinot Noir

"The 2016 Pinot Noir Emmaline Ann Vineyard is pale ruby in color with a singular nose of tart red cherries, black berries, cranberry and strawberry aromas that open to a wicked line of crushed rock minerality plus notes of smoke, earth and bitter peel. Light to medium-bodied, savory black and red fruits wrapped with layers of smoky spice fill the mouth. It's framed by firm, grainy tannins and juicy acidity to lift the long, layered finish."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate May 2019
92+ Points

“The 2016 Emmaline-Ann Vineyard is dark and powerful, with more of a distinct sense of whole cluster savoriness and to match its insistent structural feel. Pine, mint, black cherry, citrus, licorice and dried flowers add aromatic intrigue to this dark, beautifully layered Pinot Noir. This is another stellar wine from Ross Cobb.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media May 2019
94 Points

"Earthy and stemmy, this opens in an effusive bouquet of wild strawberry and lavender, with a forest of pine encircling the aromas. Delicately built, with a strong underlying foundation of firm tannin, it buzzes on the palate in white pepper, nutmeg and crisp tangerine."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2019
94 Points

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2016 Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir

"The 2016 Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard is pale ruby in the glass and has a pretty nose of violet and lilac with pipe tobacco, pink peppercorn, charcuterie and savory herbs plus a hint of bay leaf. The palate is light to medium-bodied, smooth and silky on entry, then evolving with savory character and firm structuring tannins, finishing very long and layered."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate May 2019
93+ Points

“The 2016 Rice-Spivak Vineyard is laced with black cherry, lavender, mint, spice, dried flowers and licorice. Pliant and expressive, with terrific nuance, the 2016 is absolutely gorgeous. The purity of the flavors is striking. At present, the aromatics are not quite as open as they could be, but I imagine all the 2016 is needs is time to be at its very best. The Rice-Spivak Pinot is another highlight in this range of captivating wines from Ross Cobb."

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media May 2019
94 Points

"This is a beautifully made wine, fully able to capture the beauty of coastal influence in a great vintage. Spicy and floral, with a delicate entry, this has nuanced and entangled elements of wild raspberry, lavender, Asian spice and foraged mushroom. A stemmy earthy undercurrent adds energy and continued freshness on the long-lasting finish of forest."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2019
95 Points

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2016 Jack Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

"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. Outstanding."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate May 2019
95+ Points

“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.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media May 2019
93 Points

"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."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2019
94 Points

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2016 Monticue Vineyard Pinot Noir

"Pale ruby with a nose of red licorice, dried rose petal, cracked pepper, tobacco leaf and woodsmoke, the 2016 Pinot Noir Monticue Vineyard has a core of concentrated red and black berries and cherries on the nose. Light to medium-bodied and silky, the red fruits evolve into earthy/savory layers, knit together by grainy tannins and juicy acidity lifting the very long, layered finish."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate May 2019
94+ Points

“A new wine in this range, the 2016 Monticue Vineyard shows more of a red-toned profile and more overt ripeness than most of the other wines in the range. Bright red cherry fruit, blood orange, hard candy, mint and high-toned aromatics from the 50% whole clusters are some of the signatures. Best of all, the 2016 should drink well with minimal cellaring.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media May 2019
92 Points

"From a two-acre site near the producer's own Emmaline Ann Vineyard, just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Monticue shows powerful hits of white pepper, leather and turned earth. Seductive and seamless, with well-integrated acidity and tannin, it lingers beautifully in earthy lavender."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2019
93 Points

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2016 Mariani Vineyard Chardonnay

“The 2016 Chardonnay Mariani Vineyard is a fabulous wine that deftly balances phenolic intensity with a real sense of translucent beauty. Lemon confit, sage, mint and wild flowers all take shape in the glass, but it is the wine's pure sense of expression and nuance that make the strongest impression. Ross Cobb gave the 2016 Chardonnay 20 months in barrel, which is on the long side for California. That approach works beautifully here.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media May 2019
94 Points

"High-toned floral aromas and flavors mark this memorable, elegant and delicately textured wine, buoyant in acidity and fresh hits of tangerine, lime and a tease of caramel. The structure is impressive, suggesting potential aging, and the wine has an undeniable hint of wet stone-like mineral that lingers."

Wine Enthusiast Magazine June 2019
94 Points

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