2015 Founders Reserve Pinot Noir
Besides its tiny production (only 50 cases) and made from their FINEST barrels, this is absolutely riveting, delicious, awesomely over-delivering Pinot Noir from two incredible Sangiacomo Vineyards (Roberts Road & Southern Sonoma) both of which are Certified Sustainable... delivering a great wine. Released just weeks ago, they sold most of it via their mailing list (except for a few upscale restaurants that were hip to it) and oh, we got some too.
The Founders Reserve Pinot Noir is bursting with black cherry, dark plum, and sweet tobacco, mingling with undertones of savory spice. It's ripe core of fruit is blanketed in silky soft tannin. Notes of earth are made complete with 60% new French oak, leading to a long, velvety finish.
Roberts Road Vineyard brings lively fruit flavors and nice body, with Swan and Dijon 777 clones by adding a bit of extra texture and weight. Generally riper, bolder flavors, it often does well with more heavily toasted barrels. Sangiacomo Vineyard located in cooler climate Los Carneros adds a layer of Pommard for spice additional richness rounding out the profile.
Picked in the darkness of the early morning hours, all grapes immediately subjected to rigorous hand sorting and refinement process. Whole berries are gently delivered to tank. Cold soaks last five to seven days, and fermentations are managed via a combination of delestage and pumpovers. Extended maceration ranging from three to four weeks fine-tuned tannin profiles, allowing us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity. This wine was aged 9 months in 100% French oak, 60% of which was new.
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyards: Roberts Road, Southern Sonoma
Varietal Composition: Dijon 777, Pommard & Swan
Aging: 100% French Oak, 60% New
pH: 3.7 TA: 6.2 g/L
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About The Winery...
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.