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2012 Sobon Estate ReZerve Rose - 86 Points - BEST BUY!
July 2013, www.wineenthusiast.net
2010 Shenandoah Zin Special Reserve - "This wine has been amazing for a long time. But the 2010 vintage is exceptional! It has intense fruit-forward flavors of ripe plum and cocoa, and is a bold mouth-filling wine that will go well with a variety of foods, including lamb, duck and this month's flavorful pork recipe, Puerco Pibil." - April 2013, Richard Righton, Owner, Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom - stylemg.com
2010 Sobon Rocky Top Zinfandel
You're in the right place for delightful, inexpensive wines. "The Sobon family ranks as one of the key vintners in Amador County with its string of accolades and long-standing dedication to the area's wine industry. While some of Sobon's recent bottlings have sold out, here's a single-vineyard zinfandel that features the fruity and rich character that's a hallmark of Amador. Pair it with a medium-rare rib-eye steak for maximum effect." - Chris Macias, February 18, 2013 www.sacbee.com
2009 Vicious Red - Wow!
"This little puppy has bold explosive flavors, and a nice dry finish. It has what I call a "meaty" note to it - this wine grabs you from the start and does not let go. It has a little oak as well, giving balance and heft to what could have been a fruit bomb.... Her's my chili wine!" - January 15, 2013 www.winerevolt.com
2010 Sobon Old Vines Zinfandel - Pairs well with Fajitas ... Juicy and full of ripe berry flavor. - Jan. 15, 2013 - foodandwine.com
2010 Sobon Rocky Top Zinfandel - 96 Points!
Pretty nose of dried raspberries, black cherries, pruned plums and pepper spice, with light mineral dust, coffee/black tea, cocoa, vanilla and oak. - Dec. 2012, www.justwinepoints.com
2010 Sobon Cougar Hill Zinfandel - 96 Points!
- Dec. 2012, www.justwinepoints.com
2010 Sobon ReZerve Primitivo - 96 Points!
Jammy raspberry, cherry, plum and spice, with toasty oak, vanilla and hints of chocolate. This wine has character! - Dec. 2012, www.justwinepoints.com
2010 Sobon ReZerve Tannat - 96 Points!
Smoky baked wild blackberry, black cherry and plum aromas followed by vanilla and oak and whiffs of cigarette ash. It all comes together on the palate in a nicely-balanced, well-rounded wine that lingers well on the finish. A very interesting wine. - Dec. 2012, www.justwinepoints.com
2009 Sobon ReZerve Zin - 94 Points!
- Dec. 2012,www.justwinepoints.com
2010 Shenandoah Zingiovese - 95 Points!
Dried red and berry fruits, with coffee/black tea, prunes, vanilla and light oak following. This wine comes alive on the palate with jammy fruit flavors enveloped in a spicy palate. - Dec. 2012, www.justwinepoints.com
2009 Vicious Petite Sirah - Mom Tested, Dog Approved! "The whole "feel" of this wine was smooth and round ... it felt like the flavors just filled my whole mouth. That touch of Zinfandel worked wonders. Nothing vicious here in any way." Nov. 8, 2012, www.thewineymom.blogspot.com
2010 Sobon Fiddletown Zinfandel - Double GOLD - The World Series of Wine - October 2012
2009 Sobon Rocky Top Zinfandel - 93 Points!
BEST BUY! - June 2012, www.tastings.com
2010 Sobon Hillside Zin - 88 Points! - Sept. 2012, www.wineenthusiast.com
2009 SobonRocky Top Zinfandel - "Rocky Top is one of Sobon's top bottlings, and this one delivers nicely. It has a big, fruity structure, with blackberry and cocoa flavors, particularly on the long finish." September 2012, www.wineenthusiast.net
2010 Sobon Old Vines Zinfandel - Budget Wine Hall of Fame - "The leather-smoky scent of this wine gives way to bright berry flavors—this is a very fresh tasting Zinfandel, perfect for drinking with a juicy burger. It's grippy on the tongue and fruity without being sweet. The key here is balance, which is helped by a cranberry-like bitter tartness that holds the fruity side in check."- March 2012, www.seriouseats.com
We're featured in Sacramento Magazine! - Visit Amador County - sacmag.com, September, 2011, page 51
We are noted in the Green Wine book! - guide to California's green(est) wineries & vineyards. - published 2010 www.greenwinebook.com
Sobon Zin Gets "Exception Nod" from Wine Expert Darrell Corti in Wall Street Journal - Corti famously banned wines over 14.5% alcohol. But in the WSJ article he admits he makes an exception for Sobon Estate Zinfandel. "But it's all right," Corti adds. "It's my rule. I can break it." - April 18, 2010, Wall Street Journal, Food & Drink Section