Cobb Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
Rice-Spivak has a great history with our brand. We first began working with the property back in 2003, just three years after it was planted. We went on to single vineyard designate the property in 2006 and haven’t missed a vintage since. Rice-Spivak is located just west of Hwy 116 in the Sebastopol hills. Though it is the eastern-most vineyard we work with, it is often picked at the same time as Coastlands due to its relative low elevation and the pooling effect of the cool coastal winds. I love how Rice-Spivak always holds a lovely amount of available fruit on the palate that works nicely with a strong core of minerality and bright acidity.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Rice Spivak Vineyard is pure and expressive this vintage, with layered scents of red cherries, orange peel, saline and earth. The palate is soft, fresh and super spicy, its charming, juicy red berry fruits calling you in again and again for another sip.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak Vineyard is a bright, punchy wine. Today, it is brilliant, but also tightly wound. Bright red berry fruit, mint, spice, cedar and earthy notes are all laced together in a complex, multi-dimensional Pinot that has so much to offer. This is an especially minerally, savory style of Pinot that is going to need at least a few years to come around.
Concentrated cherry tart and raspberry flavors show lithe floral accents, supported by vibrant acidity. Pure-tasting and minerally, with a burnished finish that lingers with saffron accents.