Fiddletown, Amador, CA- A stunning multi-faceted wine with intriguing aromas and flavors of spice, black currant, plum, smoky oak and a dusty-cherry component typical of the Fiddletown area. Massive and full-bodied, with an impressive, complex finish. Enjoy with BBQ Beef & Stir Fry.
Established in 1989, Sobon Family Estates purchased a winery with roots dating back to 1856 making it one of the oldest wineries in California. Winning several accolades, their wines have captured the tastes of many - especially its outstanding family of Zinfandels that capture the rich, soft flavors of the Amador County terroir. Winemaker Paul Sobon is dedicated to continuing the tradition of old vine Zinfandel to produce big, dark red wines that are elegant, intense in color and flavor while being true to the land.
With a proud heritage, the family-owned and operated winery continues to uphold its longstanding legacy cultivating some of the best wine grapes of the region, all sustainably and organically farmed.
The Sierra Foothills were first famous for gold, but the appellation is now considered a highlight of California wine country. The Gold Rush, beginning in 1849, brought thousands of diggers and dreamers to the area. Vines, mostly Zinfandel, were planted to produce wine for the thirsty miners, and in time more than 100 wineries existed in this cool, craggy region. But the waning of the Gold Rush, and Prohibition, signaled a halt to the production of Sierra Foothills wine for many years.
Zinfandel is one of the classic wines of California, where it has been popular since Gold Rush days. The red Zinfandel grape thrives in warm climate regions, most notably portions of the Central and Sonoma valleys. When fully ripe, Zinfandel grapes contain high amounts of sugar, which can be completely fermented to create a dry and fairly high-alcohol wine, or be left in part as a trace of residual sweetness.
Zinfandel wine made in the traditional fashion may be unoaked, easy-drinking and jammy, or oak-aged and full bodied. Old-vine versions can be particularly intense and rich. Expect flavors of black fruits and spice in all. The full flavors and bit of sweetness make Zinfandel a great match for grilled and barbecued meats, especially those cooked in sweet or tomato-based sauces.