Sobon Estate Zinfandel Organic Wine 2006

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I tried a new organic red wine the other day from California. Amador County to be exact. It’s a 2006 Rocky Top Zinfandel made from organically grown grapes. The alcohol content is 14.2% and the cost is around 12 bucks. While this wine does contain sulfites, here is a blurb from their website on why they use the amount of sulfites they do.

“The wines are made by conventional means using a minimum of sulfites to preserve freshness and color. At bottling, our wine contains between 15-20 parts per million free sulfites, which diminish after several months in the bottle. (for informational purposes, wines with no added sulfites can contain 8-12 parts per million of sulfites, a natural product of fermentation). We believe the small amounts of sulfites we use are necessary to maintain the freshness, stability, ageability, and enjoyment of our wines.”

To read more about the Sobon Estate winery click here.

This Zin wasn’t my favorite but it wasn’t bad either. The red wine is 96% Zinfandel and 4% Syrah which makes this a little on the fruity side. You can taste the berries (cherries, blackberries) all the way down the bottle. Not that that’s a bad thing, it’s just a little too fruity for me. However, this wine would go great with a meaty dish.

Sobon Estate makes so many other wines, red and whites, I’ll have to try them all.

Sobon Estate 2006 Organic Zinfandel Rocky Top Red Wine

Mostly Zinfandel with a splash of Syrah


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