Kobler Family Syrah is in a category entirely its own. Driven by its distinctive nose, this single-vineyard is the only wine that Donelan co-ferment; the Viognier and Syrah meld together during fermentation, producing an exotic wine full of ripe, sweet spice. The Kobler Family Vineyard is located on a slightly elevated ridge along the eastern border of Green Valley in the Russian River Valley, where its distinguishing climatic influences of cool temperatures, fog, and afternoon breezes make it the perfect place to create an ode to Cote Rotie.
The 2012 Kobler Family Vineyard holds nothing back - instantly recognizable, alluring and hard to put down. An ode to the savory, spicy nature of Syrah, the 10% co-fermented Viognier heightens both the complexity of the palate and the floral aromatics, partnering with the Syrah to produce great weight and intensity balanced with energetic fruit and refined spice. On the palate the Viognier continues to add its beautiful stone fruit component – namely, apricot – lifting the white pepper and peppered-salami qualities that are classic personality traits of Kobler.