Now in its 25th year of operation, Sobon Estate Winery has done much to help shape the Amador County reputation for producing excellent wines, especially Zinfandel. Established in 1989 by Leon and Shirley Sobon, it remains to this day a family-owned and family-operated winery with a wide range of fine wines. Son Paul Sobon is now winemaker and other family members contribute in various aspects of the winery.
The 2012 Fiddletown Zinfandel is dark in color, rich in aromas of cherry and blackberry with a hint of spice, and a lush mouthfeel coupled with a long, lingering finish. The wine is 81% Zinfandel, 4% Syrah, and 15% Primitivo. As you may know, Zinfandel and Primitivo are genetically identical, and related to a Croatian varietal called Tribidrag. However, Zinfandel and Primitivo are different wines, and it may well be that the combination of these two varietals (Clones?) makes this Fiddletown AVA Zinfandel so special. It is a beauty, and for Zinfandel afficionados it is not to be missed. As is our usual custom, we enjoyed a bottle with Osso Buco. Well, what can I say? Friends and wait staff all wanted a taste.
For the entire month of October 2014 we are offering the Sobon Fiddletown 2012 Zinfandel at the reduced price of $28 per 750 ml bottle and $7 per glass. Zin lovers rejoice.