One word to describe this Sobon Family wine, WOW! I’ve had this wine for quite a few months and finally decided to give it a try and it was well worth hanging onto.
The aromas wafting out of the glass consisted of intense oakiness and rich red berries, bold fruit flavors with a hint of spice and the finish is absolute Umami. The wine is a blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Syrah and Petit Syrah. All pack quite a punch up front but finish with smooth soft, elegant tannins.
Vicious Red is just one of the labels under the Sobon Family Wines. The Sobon Family own Shenandoah Vineyards and Sobon Estates both located in the Shenandoah Valley, CA. Shenandoah Vineyards was founded Leon and Shirley Sobon in 1977 and was one of the first four wineries in the Shenandoah Valley appellation. The couple added the Sobon Estate winery in 1989. Both wineries emphasize high fruit, low tannins and are made with their own sustainably-grown grapes.
The Vicious label has several other varietals all under $10. I found this little gem at Total Wine and will be scouting out some more of these bad boys.
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