Sobon Estate

Rocky Top Zinfandel

9.1105 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mike Mullen

Very good Zin at a good price. $15 at Total Wine

Very good Zin at a good price. $15 at Total Wine

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2015
Mike Evans

A perfectly pleasant rustic zin, with loads of blackberry fruit and a bit more wood than it needs and an ample but not unpleasant tannic structure. It's not going to win any awards for complexity, but offers an honest old vine zin experience at a reasonable price.

A perfectly pleasant rustic zin, with loads of blackberry fruit and a bit more wood than it needs and an ample but not unpleasant tannic structure. It's not going to win any awards for complexity, but offers an honest old vine zin experience at a reasonable price.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.2

Italian-American meat sauce pasta and 12 year old Amador Zin... A match! The wine was every bit as rich as the sauce, from a volcanic plot that has been organic since the way-backs!

Italian-American meat sauce pasta and 12 year old Amador Zin... A match! The wine was every bit as rich as the sauce, from a volcanic plot that has been organic since the way-backs!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2014
Zane Fralick

Production Terra D'Oro Winery

8.9

Zin is a favorite varietal and this is from my old stomping grounds in Amador County. Always a favorite winery and this Rocky Top plot produces great flavors!

Zin is a favorite varietal and this is from my old stomping grounds in Amador County. Always a favorite winery and this Rocky Top plot produces great flavors!

Mar 21st, 2016
Dave Genevro

Great CA Zin. Licorice, fennel, great expressive fruit, awesome richness...makes me proud to be from CA.

Great CA Zin. Licorice, fennel, great expressive fruit, awesome richness...makes me proud to be from CA.

Jun 30th, 2015
Sean Wallner - SGWS

Yet another great Zinfandel from Sobon Estate! On top of their wines being fantastic they are family owned, super friendly, and easy to talk to. Tom Quinn is hilarious and super informative with the history and all their wines, as well as the world of wine. Visit them in Amador County California!

Yet another great Zinfandel from Sobon Estate! On top of their wines being fantastic they are family owned, super friendly, and easy to talk to. Tom Quinn is hilarious and super informative with the history and all their wines, as well as the world of wine. Visit them in Amador County California!

Aug 10th, 2014
Chris Harvey

Delicious! Total wine pickup. Spicy, chocolate, toasty. Rich fruit on the nose. Great value!

Delicious! Total wine pickup. Spicy, chocolate, toasty. Rich fruit on the nose. Great value!

Sep 25th, 2013
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.2

Tri-tip grill time!

Tri-tip grill time!

Jul 23rd, 2013
Tree Kilpatrick

Fairly fruity on the nose. Hint of black pepper and something earthy/mineral. Flavor is very dry. Dried strawberries and red vines. Classic jammy Zin thing. Some pomegranate molasses perhaps. Fresh and zinfulliciuos. Plenty of tannin to give it more bite than Zin usually achieves. Complex. True. Enjoyable.

Fairly fruity on the nose. Hint of black pepper and something earthy/mineral. Flavor is very dry. Dried strawberries and red vines. Classic jammy Zin thing. Some pomegranate molasses perhaps. Fresh and zinfulliciuos. Plenty of tannin to give it more bite than Zin usually achieves. Complex. True. Enjoyable.

Mar 10th, 2019
Jason Brater

Ample fruit w blackberry and black cherry followed by cedar and a touch of anise and a blast of black pepper. Nice tannins as well.

Ample fruit w blackberry and black cherry followed by cedar and a touch of anise and a blast of black pepper. Nice tannins as well.

Jan 26th, 2019