Kobler Estate Winery
2017 Kobler Family Vineyards Russian River Valley Rosé of Syrah
Rosé •Kobler Family Vineyards
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Smell the Rosés
Happy Friday, dear Operative! As we head into the weekend, our thoughts turn to Rosé. And today we have a real doozy of a Rosé, just for you. Today’s Kobler Estate Winery 2017 Russian River Valley Rosé of Syrah is one of the prettiest and tastiest that we’ve sampled this year. This 93 point (WE) wine is a Super QPR steal!
This is a crystalline rosé with that perfect shade of pink that winemakers strive to perfect. Hugely fragrant, it fills the nose with tropical fruit with mango, lychee, banana, guava with some marmalade quality on the back end. Berry flavor gets thrown in the mix on the palate with juicy raspberry and strawberry meeting the guava and pineapple in the middle. There’s a nice honeysuckle floral note as well. It’s got a supple mouthfeel that’s light yet rich, coating the tongue and cheeks and carrying the fruit long into the finish. A fresh aperitif of cantaloupe and blueberries drizzled with homemade lavender-infused simple syrup.
We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Kobler spends a ton of money making their wines - yet they sell them at prices that are accessible to most luxury wine drinkers. They spare no expense on fruit, barrels, and everything else that goes into making great wine. Why do they undercharge for their wines? This is how a great winery establishes itself. Put out great wines at an even better price and build loyalty.
Stock up on this wine. Rosé is an any time of the year sort of wine, and this one is super food friendly - and delicious.
Here’s what the wine press has to say.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast - “Thick, rich and meaty, this is a dry, layered and balanced wine, textured in citrus peel and dark cherry. It shows off the variety and the vineyard, allowing room for an exotic complexity to speak and last on the finish.”
This crystal-clear rosé has the perfect shade of pink that winemakers chase.
Tropical fruit, mango, lychee, banana, guava, and marmalade.
Berry, juicy raspberry, strawberry, guava, pineapple, and honeysuckle floral.
Supple mouthfeel that’s light yet rich, coating the tongue and cheeks and carrying the fruit long into the finish.
A fresh aperitif of cantaloupe and blueberries drizzled with homemade lavender-infused simple syrup.
What the Winery Says
- Brian Kobler
- Rosé of Syrah
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
- Kobler Family Vineyards