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Food Pairings for Sobon Estate Amador County Zinfandel Hillside
1993 vintage in cellar
Big fruit bite
This is a dark zin with an ample amount of fruit. The nose has a bit of over ripe character in addition to the black cherry and raspberry. In the mouth it has a slightly sweet impression but it does not have a lot of complexity. I'm a bit surprised to see the Calif appellation VS the Amador one. My rating--- 88
Full bodied, bold and powerful fruity wine.14.5% alc level, so I thought it was a little light on the fruity body to hold up to the alc%. I enjoyed it though for the price. Great zin.
peppery, black fruit, currant aromas. spiciness and currant notes on the palate, some oak, a combination of vanilla and milk chocolate, nice complexity
This wine is bright, fresh, hedonistic, and YUMMY. The nose has loads of red fruit and berry flavors with a healthy dose of vanilla. It is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of Zinfandels. For this variety it does not deliver tannically, but is nevertheless smooth and well-balanced on the palate.
Maybe this deserves a four. This wine is a blend of Zin, Cab Sauv, Barbera, Syrah, Petite Syrah. Quality oak flavors and smooth, almost invisible tannins are surrounded by flavors from at least three or four fruits ranging from Raspberry and Cherry to cranberry. The jam-flavors are accented by a gentle peppery slap that reminds you that California blends can have some truly good flavors. This wine is a great value - each sip better than the one before.
External Reviews for Sobon Estate Amador County Zinfandel Hillside
A super bang for the buck, this is brimming with intense mountain blackberry fruit. Itandrsquo;s soft, with supple tannins and a long, cocoa-laced finish. Stock up on this for your next outdoor barbecue.
Natural winemaking is the vintnerrsquo;s goal, with special care given to every barrel and every bottle. This fruit-driven Zinfandel is deep purple in color. Ripe blackberries, blueberries and black cherries are prominent on the palate. Medium bodied, the wine has structure and mellow tannins. Serve with grilled blue cheese and bacon burgers.
It has aromas and flavors reminiscent of blackberries, cocoa and dark cherries.
A nice Amador County Zinfandel the Hillside is a throttled-back version of Sobon’s single-vineyard and old-vine bottlings; fine ripe flavors of blackberry blueberry and boysenberry with a hint of cherry and cranberry on the pleasingly tart finish; a good match with a variety of foods.
A rich example of Amador Zinfandel style, this wine is a perfect match for rich sauces, roasts, steak and aged, full-flavored cheese.
A nice Amador County Zinfandel, the Hillside is a throttled-back version of Sobonandrsquo;s single-vineyard and old-vine bottlings; fine, ripe flavors of blackberry, blueberry and boysenberry with a hint of cherry and cranberry on the pleasingly tart finish; a good match with a variety of foods.
From one of the most consistent producers of Zin in all of Califonia, Sobon Estate comes through with another one. Sweet wild berries on the nose turn into ripe raspberries and cassis on the palate. The tannins are supple and the the wine finishes with some great spice and fruit.
<p>This wine is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Zinfandel (36%), Petite Syrah (19%), and Malbec (5%). Recommended to pair with beef, pork, or chicken.</p>
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