90 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide, June, 2015
90 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine, May 2015
Loaded with aromas of dark cherry, plum and vanilla, the palate reveals fine tannins framing dense flavors of Bing cherry and tobacco, all providing the generous mouthful of a rich, complex Pinot Noir. This wine comes alive with nice layering, finishing with delightful notes of cranberry and spice.
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours, and immediately subjected to rigorous hand sorting and refinement process. The whole berries were gently delivered to tank. Cold soaks lasted five to seven days, and fermentations were managed via a combination of delestage and pumpovers. Extended maceration ranging from three to four weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles, allowing us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity. The wine was aged 12 months in 100% French oak, 30% of which was new.
The fruit was sourced from many of the best blocks of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley and Carneros. Yields were maintained at lower levels for increased quality, ranging from 2.5 to 4 tons/acre.
Appellation: Sonoma County
Vineyards: (Russian River Valley 44% and 56% Carneros)
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 12 Months in 100% French Oak, 30% New
TA: 5.8 g/L
The name Cosa Obra is comprised of two words:
Cosa meaning "thing" and Obra "a hand-crafted body of work".
This is our thing, this is what we do, this is our hand-crafted body of work.
With over three decades of experience in the wine industry and a passion for the exceptional, the winery has assembled a dedicated team to create wines of seduction, power and grace just for you. Their wine making goals are simple; only the best, make delicious wines from carefully selected artisan vineyards and offer them to a select audience.
Cosa Obra currently produces four wines, a Red Blend, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Rose crafted from grapes purchased from small growers in the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Los Carneros and Sonoma Valley.
Learn more at www.cosaobra.com.