For our Russian River Valley Pinot noir, Cobden Wini sources fruit from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County. Since 2012, Cobden Wini has sourced fruit from Hogan’s Run Vineyard and Moore Family Vineyard. Clone 667 and 777 are brought in from Hogan’s Run Vineyard, while clone 777 and Pommard are harvested from Moore Family. Each is fermented separately and are blended differently each year to make our Russian River Valley blend.
O’Sullivan Family Vineyard, which is located in the sub-appellation of Green Valley (within the Russian River Valley appellation) is mostly the Pommard clone, though some of the vine clones are unknown. All of O’Sullivan goes into our Rose of Pinot noir.
Since 2017, Cobden Wini has sourced our Cabernet Sauvignon from the Old Federal Vineyard in the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley. The Old Federal Vineyard is a historic part of Napa vineyard history as well as grapegowing history in general. Located within the original To-Kalon vineyard site just off Oakville Grade, it was initially used for rootstock testing by H.W Crabb, the original owner of the To-Kolan site. In 1922, this 20 acre section of the To-Kolan vineyard was purchased by the USDA to continue research on rootstocks and grapevines, hence the name “Old Federal Vineyard”. Today the site is owned by UC Davis and some experimentation is still done in parts of the vineyard, but luckily for us, some of the fruit is still farmed for wine production and yields fruit that is dense and complex and reminds us why Oakville is considered one of the greatest locations for growing Cabernet in the world.
Since 2016, our Marsanne/Roussanne white wine blend has been sourced from the Dalton Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills AVA. With an elevation of 1400 and sitting inland at the base of the Sierra Foothills, this vineyard sees conditions that are perfect for growing rhone varieties.