Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot Noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler climates.
Ross Cobb, Consulting BANSHEE Winemaker
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. Ross started as the enologist and lab manager for Randall Grahm at Bonny Doon Vineyard and later joined the Williams Selyem team as viticulturist and enologist. In 2012, Ross joined forces with Banshee Wines to consult on and craft their vineyard designate Pinot Noirs.