Two Amador Wineries Lead Wine Industry With State-Of-The-Art Screw Cap Seals

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Â?Nevermore will cork taint come between a wine lover and their wine! ItÂ?s all about the wine.Â? Shenandoah Vineyards and sister winery Sobon Estate continue to lead their industry by being among the first family winemakers in California's Shenandoah Valley to implement screw cap technology on their award winning wines.

“Nevermore will cork taint come between a wine lover and their wine!” Shenandoah Vineyards and Sobon Estate West Coast Marketing Representative Tom Quinn explains, “It’s all about the wine.”

Shenandoah Vineyards and sister winery Sobon Estate continue to lead their industry by being among the first family winemakers in the Shenandoah Valley to implement screw cap technology on their award winning wines. Their first six screw cap-sealed vintages have just been released.

“Today’s advanced screw cap technology totally eliminates the possibility of ‘cork taint’ in wines,” explains Vintner Paul Sobon. “This change assures our customers a more consistent wine experience. We have always put the best wine possible in the bottle. Now it is going to stay that way.”

Cork taint has been the bane of the wine industry world-wide. Even high quality cork can develop ‘taint’, which adversely affects the flavor of the wine. Today’s screw caps are air tight, and have been proven to keep wine clean and untainted while allowing it to develop and age.

“We have received near unanimous endorsement from sommeliers, industry wine buyers, and wholesalers,” says Quinn. “The industry is ready for it.” Consumers seem to be open to it as well. He adds, “Reaction in our tasting rooms has been overwhelmingly positive. Wine lovers are reaching the point where they are willing to trade the romantic idea of uncorking a bottle, for the assurance of having a bottle that is clean and untainted.”

Background: Implementing the new screw cap technology is a large investment for a winery producing 28,000 cases annually. It is a continuation of the Sobon family’s 28-year commitment to producing the best possible wines using low-yield viticulture and minimum intervention wine making techniques. Sobon wines are made with estate grown CCOF certified organic grapes, and reflect the unique Shenandoah Valley terroir, resulting in a richness and intensity rarely seen elsewhere. Award-winning Sobon wines are distributed nationally.

Contact:     

Robert Sobon

Shenandoah Vineyards

12300 Steiner Road, Plymouth, CA 95669

209-245-4455; 209-245-5156 Fax

http://www.sobonwine.com

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