The 2009 vintage started off brilliantly with a dry spring and bud break in late March to early April. The season progressed quickly with warm weather through July and August encouraging rapid veraison (color change). Harvest started early and we picked in early October due to warming weather.
Our fruit was sourced from Ray Teldeschi Vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, Greywacke Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, and Dry Stack Vineyard in the Bennett Valley. Yields ranged from 1.5 to 2.5 tons/acre. Composed Syrah and Grenache, with a diverse range of carefully selected rootstocks and clones.
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours, and immediately subjected to rigorous hand sorting and refinement process. Cold soaks lasted five to seven days, and fermentations were managed via a combination of delestage and pumpovers. Maceration ranged from three to four weeks allowing us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity.
Appellation: Sonoma County (Russian River, Dry Creek Valley, Bennett Valley)
Varietals: 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
Aging: 20 Months on 100% French Oak, 40% New
pH: 3.7 TA: 6.0 g/L
Bottled: June 2011
Released: June 2012
Ideal Serving Temperature: 57 - 62°
Production: 238 cases
The name Cosa Obra is comprised of two words,
COSA meaning "our thing" and OBRA "a hand-crafted body of work".
This is our thing, our hand-crafted body of work.
Owner Gregory Hayes, and Consulting Winemaker Kent Humphrey came together to form a team with over two decades of experience in the wine industry and a passion for unique and outstanding wines. Their winemaking goal was simple; make a small amount of the best possible wine from carefully selected artisan vineyards around Sonoma County. Through these efforts Cosa Obra currently produces two wines, a Proprietary Red Blend and a Sauvignon Blanc crafted from grapes purchased from small growers in the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Bennett Valley.
Learn more at www.cosaobra.com.