2015 Sobon Estate "Rocky Top" Amador County Zinfandel SKU #1320909

Price: $14.99

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  • Joe Bruno
    By: Joe Bruno
    K&L Staff Member
    Super approachable and crowd-pleasing California Zinfandel. Black and dark fruit aromas of blackberries, currants, and sugar plum accompanied by some spice. On the palate, rich fruit and oak notes come through and are accented by soft but broad tannins. Acidity isn't too elevated or low. Would be a great choice with BBQ
  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    K&L Staff Member
    Planted before the turn of the last century by the original owners, the d’Agostini family, this old, head-pruned vineyard sits at an elevation site in the Sierra foothills that is one of highest in California (bordering 3000 feet). Yet, it consistently produces one of the riches, most complete and complex Zins to be found domestically, and at an unheard of ridiculously low price. I thought that the 2014 was one of most complete, definitive Zins to come from this estate and that it would be near impossible to duplicate its overall quality; that is, until this 2015 'Rocky Top' showed up at our door. Medium-deep ruby in color, the opulent, magnificent bouquet of blackberry, currants, violets, white pepper, and anise with undertones of cedar, mocha, and lava earthiness minerality, is profoundly distinctive and room-filling set of aromas. In its rich, lush, viscous, well-structured, yet elegant and balanced palate presentation, you will be treated to a complex, silky, round and totally assimilated Zin that has a long, warm, flashy finish. Regardless of price, this remarkable Zinfandel Gem is one of the best available on market, and Rusty and I plan to bring home cases of it for our consumption over the next three to five years. One final quick note: I was lucky enough to get a half of a ton of grapes for two years running, from this vineyard from Leon Sobon in the mid-1990s that, in both years, made some of the best wines that I have ever created. AN AMAZING VALUE - ENJOY!!! ***** 14.5% ABV *****
    Drink from 2016 to 2020


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