91 Points - PinotFile, June 2016
Loaded with aromas of ripe Bing cherries, forest path and clove. Forward drinking and enticing with mid weight flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cola, spice and tobacco. Tannins are harmoniously supportive, and the silky texture is tres Pinot. Always a crowd-pleaser. Simply Delicious.
Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW). The Sangiacomo Southern Sonoma Vineyard was first planted in 1974. The Sangiacomos set down roots in the loamy Sonoma soil more than 80 years ago. Respecting what has worked in the past. Implementing new viticultural practices to improve quality and preserve the environment. The Sangiacomo's are dedicated more than ever to producing Pinot Noirs of nuance and longevity.
The two weather conditions that describe the Carneros AVA is Windy and foggy. This cool appellation is situated on the northern edge of San Pablo Bay and experiences only moderate rain annually and very thin soils. Fog rolling in from the bay keeps the grapes cool in the strong summer sun—making this a prime growing area for cool-loving varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The fruit we source is from a small Pommard block of Pinot Noir in the Carneros region just south of the town of Sonoma. Yields are maintained at lower levels for increased quality, ranging from 3 to 5 tons/acre. Fermentations go through malolactic fermentation for added complexity. The result is a generous mouthful of rich, complex Pinot Noir, with nice layering, finishing with delightful notes of 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 9 months in 100% French oak, 30% of which was new.
Varietal: 100% Pommard Pinot Noir
Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County (Los Carneros)
Vineyard: Sangiacomo Vineyard, Southern Sonoma
Aging: 9 Months in 100% French Oak, 30% New
pH: 3.9, TA: 5.4 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.