Donelan - Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah - 750ml
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Main Grape:Shiraz & Syrah
"Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah is in a category entirely its own. Driven by its distinctive nose, this single-vineyard wine is the only lot we co-ferment. Planted side by side, the terroirs from the two parcels evolve together from vineyard to barrel to bottle, producing an exotic wine. Understanding ripeness at this cooler site has allowed us to capture full maturity at a lower alcohol, preserving the rustic nature of the site while promoting great density and a savory, exciting wine. 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. The Syrah and Viognier vines find footing in free draining Gold Ridge Loam and are grown organically (the Viognier is also dry formed)". Spicier on the nose than the previous vintage, the Kobler is all about cracked pepper and salami with hints of fresh blackberry. Understanding ripeness at this cooler site allows us to capture full maturity at often lower potential alcohol, which preserves the rustic nature of a cool-climate site while promoting great density. Together, the Viognier and Syrah conjure umami characters making this an extremely exciting wine with savory, mouthwatering foods.