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2011 Sobon Estate Fiddletown Zinfandel - 88 Points!
June, 2014,

2010 Shenandoah ReZerve Paul's Vineyard Zin
91 Points!

Year's Best Zinfandels!
 - Feb. 2014 -

2011 Sobon Estate Syrah - Pick of the Week
"A wonderful wine.... That it is well under twenty bucks, makes it also a bargain.  The first taste fills the mouth - it's rich and velvety and reprises those blueberry/plum qualities evident in the nose. Those subtler aspects that make good Syrah so appealing become more apparent on the second and third taste and as the wine opens up in the glass."
November 15, 2013,

2011 Sobon Estate Old Vines - Perfect Pairing
"I was immediately struck by the fruity, slightly sweet bouquet ....
On the palate, I was impressed with the rich, fruit forward notes of the wine. It bursts with jammy blackberries at first and lingers
with a light cocoa finish..."

October 2013,

2011 Sobon Estate Old Vines - 88 Points - BEST BUY!
"Sobon's Old Vines Zinfandel is seamless in bright red fruit and soft tannins, with a tempered spiciness on the finish. A great value and go-to wine for a crowd, this is ideal to stock up on for the outdoor gatherings, or just to get through the winter."
September 1, 2013,

2010 Sobon Estate Paul's Vineyard ReZerve Zinfandel - 91 Points! - "As spicy as a garam masala meat rub, this wine's fruit sweetness seems to evaporate into the old-vine concentration of its tannins.... This wine takes a step back at the end leaving room for most any roast meat."
August 2013, Wine & Spirits magazine

2009 Sobon Estate ReZerve Zin - 85 Points! - "This is a dark, brooding and earthy Zin, that's hight in alcohol, intensley oaky, and with a huge black pepper character that dives head first towards the finish into slightly pruny land." - V.B.
August 2013,

2012 Sobon Estate Viognier - 86 Points! - "A Viognier vibrant in pear with a suggestion of coconut flake that's medium in weight and not overly wrought. Sobon's version is a good value at $16, fine, simple and fragrant in melon and orange rind, a taste of oak on the finish." - V.B.
August 2013,

2012 Sobon Sauvignon Blanc - 85 Points! - "A value priced Sauvignon Blanc from Sobon, which also makes Shenandoah Vineyards wines in the Sierra Foothills. This white opens with floral aromatics followed by wet stone, apple and lemon, all in a subtle, lightly rendered way." - V.B.
August 2013,

2012 Sobon Estate ReZerve Rose - 86 Points - BEST BUY!
July 2013,

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 -

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

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,

2010 Sobon Cougar Hill Zinfandel - 96 Points!
Dec. 2012,

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,

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,

2009 Sobon ReZerve Zin - 94 Points!
Dec. 2012,

2010 Sobon Fiddletown Zinfandel - Double GOLD - The World Series of Wine - October 2012

We're featured in Sacramento Magazine! - Visit Amador County -, September, 2011, page 51

We are noted in the Green Wine book! - guide to California's green(est) wineries & vineyards. - published 2010

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