2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
California: Russian River Valley
I dream of Burgundy
The wine is very soft on the palate and flavors present evenly all across the mouth. As a Burgundian-style Pinot Noir, this wine is no California fruit-bomb. Rather, it is silky, smooth and almost tender, with a very elegant feel and wonderfully balanced flavors.
Pretty ruby hues present evenly from core to edge giving the wine a very appealing overall look. On the palate, Kobler Winery’s 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is soft and feminine. Flavors present as a balanced hybrid of Russian River meets Burgundy - with a lovely earthiness that harmonizes with rather than distracts from the delicious Russian River fruit.
Enjoy this lovely wine with our fullest recommendation. Kobler’s delectable Pinot Noir is a truly wonderful find that we are certain that you will also love.
A beautiful, rustic garnet at its core, transitioning to a lighter, lovely pink edge.
Great depth on the nose, with a delightful and satisfying blend of fruit, earth, and spice. Bright red fruit of strawberry and cherry play off earthy notes of a fresh forest floor and damp fall leaves, trailed by subtle floral and spice notes.
Soft, elegant, and refined, this Pinot is truly Burgundian in style, with the fruit and terroir enjoying equal placement on the palate. Red fruit notes of cherry, raspberry, and red currant seamlessly meld with rich aged leather, smoky tobacco, sassafras, and fruit bramble, trailing with freshly ground cinnamon and clove.
Smooth and silky, with an absolutely wonderful and satisfying finish, this is not your typical California fruit-heavy Zin.
We recommend pairing this wonderful food wine with a meal of homemade pappardelle, served with a wild boar ragù.
What the Winery Says
This full-bodied Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of three Russian River Valley vineyards: Leras Vineyards, Nunez Vineyards, and Elsbree. The Russian River Valley provides a cooling fog from the pacific allowing the grapes to develop full flavor maturity over an extended growing season. The 2009 Pinot was aged for 18 months in one and two year old Francois Freres barrels. The result is a lovely Pinot with a myriad of meal paring versatility.
- Brian Kobler
- 90 Points - Wine Spectator
- Russian River Valley
- 18 months in 100% French oak
- Case Production
- 300 Cases
About the Winery
We are a family-owned and operated California winery located in beautiful Sonoma County. The Kobler family have been wine growers for over two generations, and we honor our grandparents’ legacy by continuing the tradition of growing and producing fine, small-production wines.
We specialize in Rhone and Burgundian varietals and craft vineyard and valley-designate wines in a style that focuses on delicate flavors with vivid, yet balanced, notes of fruit and spice.
In the mid 1990′s the Koblers bought a five-acre apple farm in the lower Russian River Valley. Mike and his brother could see the region, known as “Green Valley” was perfect to grow cold-climate Syrah, and so they did. The Syrah grown in this region creates a unique flavor profile and the ability to produce 90+ point wines.
In 2000, the Koblers began selling their fruit to Pax Winery. The winemaker had a passion for Rhône wines and the Kobler grapes proved to be a perfect fit. In 2003, Pax scored a 95 for his Kobler Family Vineyards Pax Syrah. In 2009, The Koblers created Kobler Estate Winery, allowing them to share their passion with the public. The wines showcase a love of the vineyard and a desire to create handcrafted wines.
Winemaker Brian Kobler
Brian Kobler, with his 15 years of professional winemaking experience, works to ensure that each wine is made with attentiveness and excellence. Michael Kobler’s oldest son, he has made a name for himself as a winemaker in the valley. Bryan’s passion for winemaking is evident at first sip. His passion for creating both traditional and experimental wines is well known. “I grew up working in my Grandfather’s Dry Creek Sauv Blanc vineyard,” he says, “and turned my Father’s hobby into my profession. In my 15 years in the industry I had the privilege to learn from great winemakers at companies such as Korbel, Geyser Peak, and Clos Dubois. I strive to make the best possible wine from the best possible fruit.”