Shenandoah Vineyards

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.

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • EM - Congratulations on breaking that streak; this one sounds delicious, but you wouldn't know that from looking at the label.  What food did you pair it with?Today Sandra and I decided to head out into the country and check out a winery (Muse Vineyards) that won the much sought after Virginia Governor's Cup for 2015 (decided in Feb this year) -... Read More

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  • This is a late response... looks like your Amador weekend is ... Wilderotter a ... Wilderotter a lot too.  Shenandoah Vineyards has some good zins as well. The thing is this-  never have I experienced so much swing between vintages than in Amador.  I mean, I have just recommended three that I would return to, but have found one year to be grea... Read More

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  • Okay, I get to take two quick trips this month.  First, we go to San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, and Cambria (more or less in that order).  We have one night in Pismo Beach that we can go out for dinner, and we can do a very limited amount of wine tasting because we will have the kids.  So, where do we have dinner in Pismo?  If we eat out in Cambr... Read More

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  • The middle of February has long been a time to celebrate love. The ancient ... ... ... covered bacon. Shenandoah Vineyards Special Reserve Zinfandel with Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries  Coming out of California’s Amador County, this Zinfandel is a bit more tempered than others from the region. While it still carries plenty of big fruit flavo... Read More

    From the article Wine & Chocolate Pairings (in a Love Emergency)

  • Just signed up to Snooth. Relocated to Charlottesville, VA from Berkeley, CA. Working from home now as the Sales & Marketing manager for Las Positas Vineyards. Non-snobby Certified Somm here. Exploring the VA wine industry lately. I've been impressed by the few places I've tasted at.  I'm starting a wine tasting group with the Court of Master So... Read More

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  • Shenandoah Vineyards Zinfandel Special Reserve 2010


    My Rating: 88. Nice nose with complex aromas. Body is medium with unfortunately a hint of sweet. Easy drinkability Read More

    Wine review by Wolle

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  • Shenandoah Vineyards Zinfandel Special Reserve 2011


    This 2011 is very ripe without being hot or over ripe. Nice fruit with soft tannins. Obviously late harvested at 14.5% Alc. Cocoa dominates but there is also black fruit. Has tartrate crystals, a good thing. Nice rich garnet color but not inky. My rating-- 91 UPDATE- There are bottles of this wine that are nothing like what I have described ab... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Zinfandel, it’s no secret that I’ve carried on a long and intimate relationship with you. There is so much you have to offer. Sometimes you're a bit rough and tumble, edgy, even dangerous, while other times you’re coy or playful. But you’re always there for me, with joyous fruit, classic bramble notes and structure, allowing for early consumptio... Read More

    From the article California Zinfandel: A Lesson in Vintage and Regional Success

  • Shenandoah Vineyards Zinfandel Special Reserve 2010


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    Wine review by m5toy

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