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  • Cobb Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard 2012 -- 750ml


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    Cobb Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard 2012

    • Tasting Notes

      Winemaker's notes: The aromas offer attractive layers of cherry and plum alongside darker, more savory spice notes. The tannins are rich, and a crisp strawberry tartness accentuates the flavors on the palate.


    • The Vineyard

      Despite only being six miles from the Pacific, Rice-Spivak is still the most inland of the vineyards we work with. Even so, it’s a very cool site. At an elevation of only 300 feet, it often sits in the fog and wind, producing one of the most crisp, complex and mineral-driven wines we make. 

      The 2012 growing season has yielded the finest vintage of Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir we have ever made. While Rice-Spivak’s Dijon and Swan Pinot Noir plantings, northern exposure, and unique volcanic ash-laden soils always produce a complex, aromatic wine with excellent acidity and earthiness, the 2012 has a level of depth and concentration that is remarkable. It also possesses more black fruit and spice layers than we traditionally see from this vineyard, all at a low alcohol level.

    • Accolades

      92+ Points - Vinous - The 2012 Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard is deep, pliant and intense, with good mid-palate depth and intensity. Dark red and purplish berry notes, spice, new leather, sage and tobacco meld together in a supple, inviting Pinot endowed with a real sense of weight and gravitas. This parcel is planted with the distinctive Swan clone of Pinot Noir. Cobb used 50% whole clusters here. There is plenty of potential here. -- Antonio Galloni

    • Technical Notes

      225 cases produced.
      22 months in barrel.
      35% new French oak.
      13.0% alcohol.

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