Sobon Estate Barbera
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Old world tradition meets new world style in this rich, heavily fruited take on Foothill Barbera. Grown in rocky volcanic soils high above the Shenandoah Valley.
- Sobon Estate uses sustainable vineyard and winery practices.
Varietal Composition: 100% Barbera
Paul Sobon is the second generation of the Sobon family to lead the winemaking team. Paul’s previous experience in Australia and Bordeaux, France; his on the job training; and his “can-do” attitude makes him extremely well qualified for the position.
Natural winemaking is our goal, with special care given to every barrel and every bottle. We strive to produce the highest quality wine possible and to fully express the true flavors and aromas of each grape variety and the soil from which they are grown
Tasting Notes: Aromas of cherry cola and spice with soft, toasty flavors. Mouth filling with long, lingering flavors. A very versatile wine that will compliment many foods.
2017 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
The Sobon Estate winery started in 1989 when Leon and Shirley Sobon bought each other a second winery for their 30th wedding anniversary present. They purchased the historic D’Agostini Winery, one of the oldest in the state. This winery has been designated as California State Historic Landmark #762. This site was chosen not only for its historical winery, but also for its vineyards and vineyard land. The old vine Zinfandel was retained, and the other vineyards replanted with the best varieties and clones.
The Sobon Estate label launched the estate line of wines for the Sobon Family — the best wines from their own grapes. Over the years, Leon garnered many National and International awards for Sobon Estate and Shenandoah Vineyards wines. Both family label wines are distributed nationally, as well as internationally in Canada, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Leon is widely recognized as a leader in the wine industry and has actively participated in many industry boards and committees. He is also sought after as a judge for many prestigious wine-tasting competitions. Today … the winemaking and business aspects continue to be a family affair. Shirley is the Finance & Gallery Manager while Leon contributes his years of winemaking knowledge to every vintage. Sons Paul, Robert, and Son in-Law Tom Quinn continue the family tradition that began all those years ago.