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Tobin James Zinfandel Paso Robles Silver Reserve 2009

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Maple tinged nose of boysenberry jam. Rich on the palate and hot alcohol. Nice black and purple fruit compote/reduction note. Polished quality, but it's too big for me to score it high. Jammy fruit bomb style. 86 pts. 8/31/12

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Tobin James:
It all started with an extra six tons of grapes that a winery could not accept and process. Tobin (Toby) James, a lowly assistant winemaker at the time, asked the owner of the winery if he could have the grapes and make wine out of them for himself. The owner replied, "sure kid, knock yourself out". A year and a half later, gold medals began pouring in for Toby's first Zinfandel, the 1985 "Blue... Read more
It all started with an extra six tons of grapes that a winery could not accept and process. Tobin (Toby) James, a lowly assistant winemaker at the time, asked the owner of the winery if he could have the grapes and make wine out of them for himself. The owner replied, "sure kid, knock yourself out". A year and a half later, gold medals began pouring in for Toby's first Zinfandel, the 1985 "Blue Moon" Zin. After making his wines at another local winery for a few years, and tasting and selling them out of a local wine shop in town, Toby finally took the plunge and built Tobin James Cellars in 1994. Built from the ground up on the site of an old stagecoach stop, it might seem more natural to stroll into the old-fashioned western-style saloon, place your booted foot on the brass rail of the bar and order a shot of whiskey from the bartender. However, in the Tobin James tasting room, award winning wines are poured from behind the grand, antique 1860's Brunswick mahogany bar from Blue Eye, Missouri. Tobin James Cellars, located 8 miles east of Paso Robles on Highway 46, sits among 71 acres of vineyard's and oak dotted hills. A magnificent setting for magnificent wines! As soon as you approach, you see something unique. The wooden structures, heralded by the rotating blades of a towering water pump, have a character all their own, There is even a restored stage coach stop that is now being used as a guest house that will take your breath away. It seems everything structural is relevant of age and history. Come visit Tobin James Cellars for a truly unique wine tasting experience, or call us for a delivery and find out for yourself why our wines are "Paso Robles in a glass"! You will see why this Paso Robles Winery is a favorite stop for locals and visitors alike. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
0.00 5
09/07/2012

Maple tinged nose of boysenberry jam. Rich on the palate and hot alcohol. Nice black and purple fruit compote/reduction note. Polished quality, but it's too big for me to score it high. Jammy fruit bomb style. 86 pts. 8/31/12


Snooth User: proverbs15v15
115026896
4.50 5
12/24/2013

Tobin is a master with Zins. This is quality and so worth the purchase. Even better become a member to get first dibs on this wonderful Zin!


Snooth User: Brumola
10041217
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/25/2011

With all due respect to each individual's opinion and varying palates, I can only speak for myself and I must say that ANY of the "Blue Moon Reserve" wines from Tobin James are by FAR the best tasting and most flavorful wines I have ever tried in my life. You really must drop everything and try some asap!!!

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Highly recommend

Snooth User: jandsilentbob
12502311
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/21/2009

Absolutely amazing - if you love zin do yourself a favor and try this one.



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