Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Rocky Top 2010
Sharp, spicy and zesty on the nose with creamy vanilla spice and fruit notes of raspberry and cherry. Much darker on the palate with black cherry and blackberry fruit and milk chocolate and cinnamon coming in towards the finish.Add winemaker's notes
Editorial Reviews for Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Rocky Top
Sharp, spicy and zesty on the nose with creamy vanilla spice and fruit notes of raspberry and cherry. Much darker on the palate with black cherry and blackberry fruit and milk chocolate and cinnamon coming in towards the finish.
Musky nose but, then, some irritating alcohol scent pops up. It's OK in the mouth, though. Very jammy, mouth-filling berry flavors. Nice relaxing finish. Had it with pasta and red sauce, last night. US$13.99.
Sweet, spicy, and zesty. A good red for summer weather.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Rocky Top
Dark black cherry color; red raspberry and sweet chalky plum skins on the midpalate. Finishes long with strawberry, cocoa and vanilla. 100% organically grown grapes.
Produced from 100% organically grown grapes; a complex, serious zinfandel (not a fruit clown) in a youthrsquo;s frame. Dark black cherry in the glass, red raspberry and sweet, chalky, plum skins on the midpalate. Finishes long with strawberry, cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon-dusted tannins.
The 1997 Zinfandel Rocky Top reveals copious quantities of wild berry fruit, spice, pepper and oak. Generous in the mouth, with medium to full body, pure fruit and a nicely layered texture and moderate finish, this heady Zinfandel should be drunk over the next 2ndash;3 years.
Revealing more black fruits along with earth and spice notes, the medium-bodied 2001 Zinfandel Rocky Top posesses additional depth, and cuts an attractive swath across the palate. Consume it over the next 2ndash;3 years.
A very distinctive Zin that has that purity of flavor and individuality that tells you it comes from a particular of earth. Itrsquo;s dry and earthy-rich, with finely ground tannins reminiscent of espresso.
Somewhat plush in the nose, with smoky, rich black cherry, chocolate, coffee, spice and herb notes on the palate. Tannins are big and powdery, keeping the toasty finish in check.
Superripe yet supple. Displays white pepper, raisin and licorice notes, with focused flavors that take on a minerally firmness on the finish. Drink now through 2012.