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Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah 2015 – $60

We can't say enough about the 2015 Kobler Family Syrah – this is an exquisite vintage from this classic single-vineyard site in Green Valley. This was a warmer vintage, especially so for the traditional cool Kobler. As such, the fruit matured earlier than usual, allowing for greater natural acidity, which not only balances the palate but contrasts beautifully with the concentrated fruit on the nose.


Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah 2015 – $60

Description

Description

Origin Grapes

Syrah (90%), Viognier (10%)

Soil Vineyard & Terroir

Kobler Family Vineyard is located on a slightly elevated ridge along the eastern border of Green Valley in the Russian River Valley, and its distinguishing climatic influences are cool temperatures, fog and afternoon breezes.

Vinification Vinification

For this vintage of the Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah, we used native yeast and co-fermented the Syrah and Viognier together. Because of lower fruit-set and looser clusters, we brought the overall whole-cluster percentage down to 30% in this vintage. For 2015, there was 22 months of élevage with no new oak.

 Production

14.2% ABV • 249 cases

Best Drank By Drink By

5–15 years

Palate Aroma & Palate

The Viognier continues to add its beautiful stone fruit component – namely, apricot – and combination of vibrancy on the nose and finesse on the palate. The white pepper and peppered-salami qualities that are classic personality traits of Kobler are enhanced in this vintage by unusually increased notes of plum and currants on the nose.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

We’re equally happy opening this wine at a holiday dinner as we are with take-out gyros. It just works on many levels.

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