Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside 2012

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1993 vintage in cellar

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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

Member Reviews for Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside

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Snooth User: eabjork
58863865
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 09/26/2010

1993 vintage in cellar


Snooth User: Service
10137712
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 06/16/2012

Big fruit bite


Snooth User: minocencio
1383861731
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 11/07/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750812
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/04/2013

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


Snooth User: julieimagery
907009410
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 12/11/2011

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.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/12/2010

peppery, black fruit, currant aromas. spiciness and currant notes on the palate, some oak, a combination of vanilla and milk chocolate, nice complexity


Snooth User: stellarspellar
12401383
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/25/2009

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.


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External Reviews for Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 05/02/2012

A rich example of Amador Zinfandel style, this wine is a perfect match for rich sauces, roasts, steak and aged, full-flavored cheese.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 02/14/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 05/02/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/03/2011

It has aromas and flavors reminiscent of blackberries, cocoa and dark cherries.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

The only thing vicious about this wine is how viciously good it is for such a low price! Ferociously fruity, the jammy strawberry notes follow through from the nose to the palate, and the flavors persist with a nice long finish. A dash of spicy black pepper heightens this Zin's complexity.


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<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>

Dietary Information: Organic


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