This wine is just lovely. There are aromas of Bergamot, cranberry, earl grey, alpine fresh air, and even Szechuan peppercorns. The palate is strawberry and pomegranate. I cannot wait to see this wine age. Incredibly nuanced and elegant. 

This wine was punched down by hand twice daily during fermentation and aged in 40% new and 60% once used French oak barrels on the lees with monthly stirring for 12 months. 

122 cases produced. 

2018 Cobden Wini Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

$50.00

This Pinot is a blend of two vineyards in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. When talking about Pinot, more than any other varietal, people talk about clonal variation. Some people are purists and find fascination in the expression of a single clone from a single vineyard source. Equally common, and I think equally compelling is the conscious decision to blend clones in a thoughtful way. It is not just a throw all this Pinot together and see what happens kind of a process. There is thought and process and precise blending. It makes for some pretty special and balanced wine.

Hogan’s run is named after owner Fred Sedlacek’s loyal dog Hogan. There are two clones from Hogan’s Run: 667 and 777. Both are kept separate through blending.

The other is the Moore Family Vineyard. One of the original vineyard sources for Cobden Wini, its fruit has been a part of the Russian River Valley blend since 2012. Owned by Jim and Cindy Moore, this vineyard in the cooler south western part of the Russian River Valley AVA is always a beautiful source of fruit. Originally just clone 777 Pinot noir was sourced but since 2015 the Pommard clone has also been a part of the repertoire.

 

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