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Karly Winery
11076 Bell Road
Plymouth, CAMAP
(209) 245-3922

Lawrence “Buck” Cobb was a fighter pilot in the Korean War and later a nuclear engineer at Lawrence Laboratory in Livermore. He clearly has a talent for details and takes an extremely methodical approach to his grape growing and wine production.

Cobb grows many of his own grapes, but also sources fruit from Sadie Upton Vineyard. These Zinfandel vines were planted in 1922. Karly makes several Zinfandels each year from different properties. The Warrior Fires Zin is produced from 50 year old vines and has over 15% alcohol. But it has enough fruit for balance and doesn’t taste hot. Cobb is a master at walking this fine line.

The winery is also gaining momentum with several Rhone varietals. Cobb’s Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne are particularly noteworthy. He also makes excellent Petite Sirah and Barbera.

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Comments & Reviews

January 5, 2007 | Farley

Karly also makes a very nice Orange Muscat. I just drank some '04 recently and have some '05 for later.

January 7, 2007 | Joe Birtchings

Orange Muscat? Sounds interesting...i may have to pick a bottle or two up. Where do you suggest going about doing that?

January 8, 2007 | Farley


Both of my bottles were bought back home in MS. I just checked Bevmo and K & L websites and couldn't find it. I would say go to Karly's website.

January 10, 2007 | JJ Yarlott

Karly Winery is a stand out. Highly recommended. I drank three bottles the first time I had it.

January 24, 2007 | Joe Birtchings

Thanks farly, i checked their website and you have to go through a wholesaler to buy their wine. Although it does say you can buy wine direct in six bottle increments, but i only want a couple...

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