We can’t say enough about the 2016 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.Visit Our Store
Syrah (90%), Viognier (10%)
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.
For this vintage of the Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah, we used native yeast and co-fermented the Syrah and Viognier together. 50% whole cluster fermentation was employed to add structure and bring aromatic lift to the bouquet. For 2016, there was 22 months of élevage with no new oak.
14.0% ABV • 311 cases
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.
We’re equally happy opening this wine at a holiday dinner as we are with take-out gyros. It just works on many levels.