Since 2013 Cobden Wini has sourced Pinot noir from Hogan’s run. Named after owner Fred & Susie Sedlacek’s loyal dog Hogan, this site is always a great source of Pinot noir. As well as being a key part of the Russian River Valley blend, it has also been a reserve single vineyard wine in 2018 and 2019. We typically source two clones from Hogan’s Run: 667 and 777. Both are kept separate through blending.
One of the original vineyard sources for Cobden Wini, its fruit has been a part of the Russian River Valley blend since 2012. Owned by Jim and Cindy Moore, this vineyard in the cooler south western part of the Russian River Valley AVA is always a beautiful source of fruit year after year. Originally just clone 777 Pinot noir was sourced but since 2015 the Pommard clone has also been a part of the repertoire.
This small vineyard is located in the sub-appellation of Green Valley (within the Russian River Valley appellation) and is mostly the Pommard clone, though some of the vine clones are unknown. This half acre plots is used for our Rosé of Pinot Noir every year. Though, prior to 2015 a portion of this fruit was sometimes used in the Russian River Valley blend.
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, a portion 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. Every year, it makes for a great field blend of Marsanne and Roussanne.