2005 Sobon Estate Old Vines Zinfandel

Wine Find

May 09, 2007|By [Michael Dresser]


Amador County, Calif.



Serve with:

Hearty stews, grilled red meat

This feature usually avoids wines with limited distribution, but this was just too compelling a value to withhold. It's an intensely peppery, complex and well-balanced red wine with authentic old-vines character. The rich blackberrry fruit is enhanced with nuances of black pepper, chocolate and herbs. Despite a hefty 14.9 percent alcohol, the wine is all smoothness and no heat. It easily holds its own with zins at twice the price. Available in Maryland at Beltway Fine Wine and Spirits in Towson and Corridor Wine and Spirits in Laurel.

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