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Hobo Wine Company Treborce Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County 2008

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We typically do not do vineyard designated wines even when we are sourcing a particular wine from a single vineyard. I believe a vineyard designate should be reserved for a consistently unique wine from a consistently unique site and that this is a rare event. The use of vineyard designates by marketing departments to fetch higher dollars per bottle is unforgiveable. This said, our first offering from the Treborce Vineyard on the upper East bench of the Dry Creek Valley is also our first vineyard designated Zinfandel. The Treborce site on the upper bench lifts it above the fog and provides a more rocky terrain for growing grapes. The result is a wine that has the rich and ripe fruit that the Dry Creek Valley is known for, but with more depth and length and a structure that is unusual for Zinfandel. The Hobo Zins in general tend to have a lot of structure for Zinfandels, but this wine, like the Rockpile Zin, take it a little further and might even age well.<br/><br/>The Vineyard is farmed by Bob and Joyce Littell and they must realize that they are living on a special piece of property because they spare no expense and save no effort to see that everything that can possibly be done to make the fruit better is done.<br/><br/>At the winery, we destemmed without crushing into open-top fermenting tanks with about 10% whole clusters thrown in. Fermentation went smooth and finished in barrel along with the Malolactic. Aged in French Oak, 40% new. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.<br/><br/>114 cases produced<br/><br/>

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Member Reviews for Hobo Wine Company Treborce Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,388
3.50 5
09/02/2013

Really good Dry Creek Valley zin. Still very young and fresh tasting. Great nose, blackberry, blueberry, plum with good acidity, light tannin and a medium finish. Very enjoyable.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,393
3.00 5
02/06/2011

Didn't stand out. Ok effort. 83 pts.

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  • Snooth User: vagner
    88776137
    3.50 5
    07/12/2013

    Three and a half glasses


    External Reviews for Hobo Wine Company Treborce Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County

    External Review
    Source: The Wine Closet
    11/26/2010

    Hobo 08 Zinfandel


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Closet
    12/29/2009

    We typically do not do vineyard designated wines even when we are sourcing a particular wine from a single vineyard. I believe a vineyard designate should be reserved for a consistently unique wine from a consistently unique site and that this is a rare event. The use of vineyard designates by marketing departments to fetch higher dollars per bottle is unforgiveable. This said, our first offering from the Treborce Vineyard on the upper East bench of the Dry Creek Valley is also our first vineyard designated Zinfandel. The Treborce site on the upper bench lifts it above the fog and provides a more rocky terrain for growing grapes. The result is a wine that has the rich and ripe fruit that the Dry Creek Valley is known for, but with more depth and length and a structure that is unusual for Zinfandel. The Hobo Zins in general tend to have a lot of structure for Zinfandels, but this wine, like the Rockpile Zin, take it a little further and might even age well. The Vineyard is farmed by Bob and Joyce Littell and they must realize that they are living on a special piece of property because they spare no expense and save no effort to see that everything that can possibly be done to make the fruit better is done. At the winery, we destemmed without crushing into open-top fermenting tanks with about 10% whole clusters thrown in. Fermentation went smooth and finished in barrel along with the Malolactic. Aged in French Oak, 40% new. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. 114 cases produced



    We typically do not do vineyard designated wines even when we are sourcing a particular wine from a single vineyard. I believe a vineyard designate should be reserved for a consistently unique wine from a consistently unique site and that this is a rare event. The use of vineyard designates by marketing departments to fetch higher dollars per bottle is unforgiveable. This said, our first offering from the Treborce Vineyard on the upper East bench of the Dry Creek Valley is also our first vineyard designated Zinfandel. The Treborce site on the upper bench lifts it above the fog and provides a more rocky terrain for growing grapes. The result is a wine that has the rich and ripe fruit that the Dry Creek Valley is known for, but with more depth and length and a structure that is unusual for Zinfandel. The Hobo Zins in general tend to have a lot of structure for Zinfandels, but this wine, like the Rockpile Zin, take it a little further and might even age well.<br/><br/>The Vineyard is farmed by Bob and Joyce Littell and they must realize that they are living on a special piece of property because they spare no expense and save no effort to see that everything that can possibly be done to make the fruit better is done.<br/><br/>At the winery, we destemmed without crushing into open-top fermenting tanks with about 10% whole clusters thrown in. Fermentation went smooth and finished in barrel along with the Malolactic. Aged in French Oak, 40% new. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.<br/><br/>114 cases produced<br/><br/>

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