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1997 Sobon Estate Rhone Rouge

by Shaji M » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:55 pm

Found it at the winery a while back. Grenache 36%, Syrah 23%, Carignane 32%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9%. alc 13.2%. Really did not expect this wine to be anything above average after so long, but it had been perfect cellar condition :) Boy, was I wrong. There was an initial funk which blew off in 15-20 mins. What remained was an easy drinking, soft, fruity wine with earthy tones and personality to boot. A great argument for the quality of wines from the Shenandoah Valley. Wish I had bought more than the solitary bottle.
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Re: 1997 Sobon Estate Rhone Rouge

by James Roscoe » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:10 pm

They do not make this blend anymore. Too bad!
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