Sobon Estate "Hillside" Zinfandel

Sobon Estate "Hillside" Zinfandel - 2019

Item # 16976 750mL
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

A red Zinfandel from California that's made from six different vineyard sites high up in Amador County located a few hours east of SF. This is a classic Zin - full of blackberry aromas with a jammy core on the palate. The Sobon estate is family-run and their adventure in wine started in the 1970s and continues today with the new generation of the Sobon family at the helm.

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About the Producer

Amador County, California, USA Shenandoah Vineyards and Sobon Estate is a family-owned wineries with a 36-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,...

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California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.


Located at the heart of the historic Sierra foothill Gold Country in California, Amador County is renowned for producing California's finest Zinfandels, some of them crafted from hundred year old vines. In recent years, many winemakers have started to experiment with Rhône Valley and Italian varietals, some with great critical success. As diverse as the varietals planted, so are the conditions in...

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