Kobler Winery

2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley

Offer Expired:Feb 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm
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Mission Briefing


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.

Tasting Profile


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.

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. Founder 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 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.”

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