901 E Cabrillo Blvd
Since founding Cobb Wines with his father in 2001, Ross Cobb has guided Cobb’s winemaking program, championing a complex, cool-climate style of Pinot Noir that captures the sophistication of the Sonoma Coast. Approaching his work with an extreme dedication to craft—in both viticulture and winemaking—Ross has quietly earned a reputation as a Pinot Noir specialist, producing benchmark single-vineyard wines. In the winery, Ross applies traditional techniques and a gentle hand to capture the personality of each vineyard, while emphasizing quality and complexity at every stage of winemaking.
While working toward a degree in biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Ross began helping his father David with the planting of Coastlands Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Working in the vineyard on weekends and summers, Ross fell in love with the process of growing grapes and switched his major to agroecology and sustainable agriculture.
After earning his degree, Ross joined the team at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Dry Creek Valley, where he established a soils laboratory and winery research team. Following a stint as the enologist and lab manager for Randall Grahm at Bonny Doon Vineyard, Ross joined the Williams Selyem team as viticulturist and enologist. At Williams Selyem, Ross was able to work alongside Bert Williams and Bob Cabral, while at the same time working with grapes from Coastlands Vineyard. In 2000, Ross joined Flowers Vineyard and Winery as assistant winemaker. While at Flowers, Ross further refined his approach to Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and ultimately took over as winemaker in 2004.
During his tenure at Flowers, Ross and his father, David, founded Cobb Wines, crafting 130 cases of their inaugural Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir in 2001. As the winemaker for Cobb Wines, Ross divides his energies between the vineyards and winemaking to create singular wines with a clearly defined style. His style highlights a more complex and aromatic, lower-alcohol expression of Pinot Noir, picked at lower Brix and aged with a modest amount of new French oak.
Come taste some of Ross’s favorite wines paired with the “Nomad Italian” food of Convivo and Chef-Owner Peter McNee. Price is $120 per person all-inclusive which includes the Convivo feast with wine pairings, tax, gratuity, and free valet parking. A special friends & family rate is available at the newly-restored Santa Barbara Inn which houses Convivo.
COBB Wine Dinner Menu
Roman artichokes & labneh
Chicken liver, crostone, Padron chile, celery
Ink risottino, octopus, furikake egg
Santa Ynez chanterelle mushroom & fontina fonduta
Charcoal tuna, mandarins, marinated beets, olive
2015 Chardonnay, Mariani Vineyard (Magnum)
2012 Pinot Noir, Coastlands ‘Old Firs Block’
Braised lamb cannelloni
BD’s broccoli with roasted garlic
Puntarelle, lemon & anchovy
2004 Pinot Noir, Coastlands Vineyard (Magnum)
2011 Pinot Noir, Coastlands Vineyards
Manchego biscuits & strawberries
Surprise dessert wine!