Sobon Estate Old Vine Zinfandel

Sobon Estate Vineyards is an exciting family-owned winery in the Sierra Foothills. Sobon makes many wines, and most of them sell for consumer-friendly prices. The tasting room is lots of fun. If you like visiting wineries, put Sobon Estate on your to-visit list. The winery and tasting room is in Amador County, 10 minutes from Plymouth, CA.

Sobon old vine zinfandel
Sobon Estate Old Vine Zinfandel

2017 Sobon Estate Old Vine Zinfandel – Amador County

The 2017 Sobon Estate Old Vine Zinfandel from Amador County is a zesty bottle of wine. Maybe it is the old vine Zin that gives this wine an added delightful flavor. This Zin is medium-bodied, with black fruit showing in the aroma and on the palate. We also like its spiciness. The grapes for this wine are from sustainably-farmed vineyards. The vines are from 35 to 104 years old. The Old Vine Zin is the most popular wine at Sobon.

We think this a great pizza wine. Try a mushroom pizza or pesto and cherry tomato pizza with this dazzling Zinfandel. I like it at 89 Points. I purchased my bottle at Weimax Wines in Burlingame for less than $14.00. You might also check Total Wines and BevMo stores for the Old Vine Zinfandel.

Sobon Estate Premium Red Blend

The Sobon Estate Red 2017 is perhaps a leftover wine. What I mean by that is that some wineries will make excellent use of grape juice in barrels that remains after bottling one type of wine. A winery will mix-and-match different leftover wine in barrels, and sometimes the result is something very delicious. That’s the Sobon Estate Red, a Premium Blend. The blend is Malbec, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, and a touch of Tannat. It is quite the blend! Weimax Proprietor Gerald says the main grape is Malbec. It is also a zesty red with many different characteristics. It is very smooth on the palate, enjoyable, and fun. We will go with pizza as well for this beautiful blend. The price is less than $14 and I rate it 89 Points. Nice bargain!

More on Sobon Estate Vineyards

There are many other Sobon wines to enjoy. In the past, we have touted the Rocky Top Zinfandel, the ReZerve Petite Sirah, the Barbera, and the Syrah. Check Mollie Stone’s and Draeger’s grocery stores for Sobon Wines. Total Wines has a good selection of Sobon wines.

Each year in the early spring, we make a visit to the Sobon Estate Vineyards. We stay in Sutter Creek (a 20-minute drive) at the Hanford House Inn. Sobon is in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County. This area is quite beautiful in the Winter and Spring months.

The wines are always delicious and the tasting room staff is a joy. We love visiting Sobon.

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Sobon Estate Vineyards in Amador County


  1. Excellent post.😎

  2. I drank Sobon a few years back. Loved it, and forgot all about it. Thanks
    for the reminder.

    Joe, take me to Sobon the next time you go.

    Drucker, Pendy road trip. Get to work

    Happy Thanksgiving

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