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Sobon Estate

Sobon Estate
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .05%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Sobon Estate
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .05%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate fudge, leather, cherry and coconut, and cherry tootsie roll pop with a satiny, bright, dry medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length finish manifesting notes of red berries, baking spices, and cherry pipe tobacco with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. Oak, tannins, and red fruit are all here; an at home steak wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate fudge, leather, cherry and coconut, and cherry tootsie roll pop
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of red berries, baking spices, and cherry pipe tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Oak, tannins, and red fruit are all here; an at home steak wine.

The Producer

Sobon Wine Company, LLC

The Producer
12300 Steiner Rd.
Plymouth, CA 95669
USA
1 209-245-4455

Their Portfolio

88 Shenandoah Vineyards 2019 Special Reserve, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Shenandoah Vineyards 2020 Special Reserve, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $13.00.
86 Shenandoah Vineyards 2020 Rzerve®, Malbec, Amador County 15% (USA) $26.00.
91 Shenandoah Vineyards 2020 Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $24.00.
BR Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 Daphne Angelica Dessert Wine, Amador County 18% (USA) $24.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Sobon Estate 2020 Viognier, Amador County 13.8% (USA) $17.00.
90 Sobon Estate 2018 ReZerve, Petite Sirah, Amador County 15.2% (USA) $28.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2019 Barbera, Amador 14.8% (USA) $17.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2019 Rocky Top, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2019 Cougar Hill, Zinfandel, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
89 Sobon Estate 2019 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $14.00.
92 Sobon Estate 2019 Syrah, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $18.00.
92 Sobon Estate 2019 Red A Premium Blend, Amador County 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
93 Sobon Estate 2019 ReZerve®, Primitivo, Amador County 15.1% (USA) $24.00.
89 Sobon Estate 2019 ReZerve®, Zinfandel, Amador County 15.5% (USA) $24.00.
87 Sobon Estate 2020 Cougar Hill, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $20.00.
90 Sobon Estate 2020 Rocky Top, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $20.00.
86 Sobon Estate 2020 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $15.00.
89 Sobon Estate 2020 Zinfandel, Fiddletown 15% (USA) $23.00.
90 Sobon Estate 2020 ReZerve®, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $26.00.
85 Sobon Estate 2022 Dry Rosé, Amador County 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
91 Sobon Estate 2021 Rocky Top, Zinfandel, Amador County 15% (USA) $20.00.
86 Sobon Estate 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Amador County 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
86 Sobon Estate 2020 Port, Zinfandel, Amador County 18% (USA) $17.00.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.