Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County 2010

Member Review by Jon of Sonoma:

Starts with a nice aroma but has not taste and the alcohol level is too high to pair with good food. Pass on this wine.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Sobon Estate:
Shenandoah Vineyards and Sobon Estate are family-owned wineries with a 32-year reputation for producing the best possible wines using low-yield viticulture and minimum intervention wine making techniques. Sobon Family Wines emphasize high fruit and low tannins, and are made with our own sustainably-grown grapes. They reflect the unique Shenandoah Valley terroir, resulting in a richness and i... Read more
Shenandoah Vineyards and Sobon Estate are family-owned wineries with a 32-year reputation for producing the best possible wines using low-yield viticulture and minimum intervention wine making techniques. Sobon Family Wines emphasize high fruit and low tannins, and are made with our own sustainably-grown grapes. They reflect the unique Shenandoah Valley terroir, resulting in a richness and intensity rarely seen elsewhere. Award-winning Sobon wines are distributed nationally. Both wineries are open daily for wine tasting in the picturesque Amador County near Plymouth, CA. Read less
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Member Reviews for Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County

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Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
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0.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/13/2008

Starts with a nice aroma but has not taste and the alcohol level is too high to pair with good food. Pass on this wine.


Snooth User: ldubbe
4313278
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/01/2008

Organically grown wine. Spicy and cherry. Smoother than their other zins. Nice finish.


Snooth User: Winosaur
83399138
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/17/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County

External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/22/2011

The wine has aromas of spice, cherry and concentrated fruit. It is restrained and very complex. Enjoy with lamb, beef or pasta dishes.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

A thoroughly enjoyable Zinfandel that shows the varietyrsquo;s lusty character, but with special grace and finesse. Bone dry and richly tannic, it has complex flavors of blackberries, blueberries and currants, with earthier notes of tobacco, leather and unsweetened dark chocolate. Very fine.


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Vintage: 2006 05/22/2011

Lovely mountain Zin, showing a briary, brambly quality to intensely flavored wild blackberries, blueberries and cherry liqueur. There are also tiers of peppery spices, licorice, chocolate mint and soy. Polished and dry, this fine, complex Zinfandel is drinking well now.


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Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

The deep ruby-colored 1999 Zinfandel Fiddletown exhibits a sweet bouquet of jammy black cherries, pepper, and salty sea breezes. It possesses abundant glycerin, excellent concentration as well as purity, and a slightly late harvest, robust, straightforward style. Consume it over the next 4ndash;5 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/22/2011

The boldest, spiciest and most outspoken of the Sobon Zinfandel lineup. Excellent balance; just about exploding with black and red fruit flavors, spicy oak and black pepper. This is the kind of wine that could never feel out of place at a good old-fashioned barbecue, but also works well with steak and mushroom dishes or spicy Chinese beef, or on its own as a pick-me-up on a cold winter night.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

Grown at the Lubenko Vineyard from head-pruned vines planted in 1910, this is an intensely concentrated, bowl-you-over zin that manages to stay in balance. Therersquo;s an iron-rich soil character that keeps it savory against purple fruit, which will need time in bottle to grow more expressive. Scents of dark mushrooms, chili spice and leather all add to the complexity. Decant this several hours before dinner if you open it now, to serve with braised lamb.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/27/2011

A clean, basic red wine that's focused on standard berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Fresh but simple, with limited raspberry and cherry flavors along with a touch of vanilla. Competent but entirely regular.A thoroughly enjoyable Zinfandel that shows the variety's lusty character, but with special grace and finesse. Bone dry and richly tannic, it has complex flavors of blackberries, blueberries and currants, with earthier notes of tobacco, leather and unsweetened dark chocolate. Very fine.


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