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Sbragia Chardonnay Home Ranch Dry Creek Valley 2012

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Cedar box, oak, and apple aromas. There's a good freshness from the acidity here with grapefruit flavors and a hint of sweetness. A very tasty wine that would be great with cheese.

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Sbragia Family Vineyards:
I've had for some time, a small, family-owned winery making limited, individual lots of wine from grapes grown in select blocks of my favorite vineyards. I've always had one foot in Sonoma and the other in Napa. Both areas mean a lot to me emotionally. I'm more attached to Dry Creek because it's where I raised my kids. But the wines that I've made at Beringer are like chi... Read more
I've had for some time, a small, family-owned winery making limited, individual lots of wine from grapes grown in select blocks of my favorite vineyards. I've always had one foot in Sonoma and the other in Napa. Both areas mean a lot to me emotionally. I'm more attached to Dry Creek because it's where I raised my kids. But the wines that I've made at Beringer are like children, so Napa is also a very special place for me. Either way, the wines are intensely personal, an expression not only of terroir, but of my family's winemaking heritage. -Ed Sbragia   Come visit us at our beautiful location at the end of Dry Creek Road. Our winery is perched on a hillside, overlooking the entire valley with sweeping views from our terrace. Guests are invited to bring a picnic or purchase light deli items from our tasting room and enjoy the sunshine and vineyard views. Seated Terrace Tastings are now available by appointment. Sbragia Family Vineyards prides itself on its single vineyard varietals and small case production. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Most of the wines are made from vineyards owned by the Sbragia family, but do include select vineyards from Sonoma and Napa Valley as well. Our wines have received many accolades and are considered some of California’s best. The only thing better than the view is the wine! Read less

Member Reviews for Sbragia Chardonnay Home Ranch Dry Creek Valley

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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/16/2010

Cedar box, oak, and apple aromas. There's a good freshness from the acidity here with grapefruit flavors and a hint of sweetness. A very tasty wine that would be great with cheese.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2013

Golden hue. Appears oxygen is getting the best of this wine (unsure how well it was kept prior to my purchase). Rather odd aroma of wet grains, like beer wort. A savory cashew, pistachio nuttiness. Guava, dried pineapple and quince paste on the nose as well. Pear tart, toasted brioche, heavy baking spices especially nutmeg on the palate. Very toasty and smoky with a powerful fatty nut quality. It truly is like liquid cashews with only slight suggestions of tree fruit. Big for sipping on its own, but unsure what I'd pair it with except maybe vanilla ice cream. Recommend you drink right away unless cellared all along. 80 pts. 5/23/13


Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/29/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/19/2009

Rich, buttery goodness. -Tasted at the winery 9/19/09


Snooth User: GoldenBear
63797160
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: stellarspellar
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/21/2009

Four and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Sbragia Chardonnay Home Ranch Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/16/2011

Marked by tangy nectarine and tangerine flavors, with a touch of green apple and pineapple, this is crisp, flinty and intense, with a long, cleansing, leesy finish. Drink now through 2012. 3,283 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Sbragia Family Vineyards Chardonnay Home Ranch 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/28/2012

Wonderful tropical and pear aromas with fresh pineappleand lemon with spice notes and a hint of Dry Creek minerality that lingers through the mouth and into a rich and refreshing finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

Good yellow-gold color. Slightly high-toned aromas and flavors of tropical fruits apricot vanilla and honey; hints of botrytis here. Plump broad and sweet with a strong component of spicy vanillin oak. The lingering finish turns more classically dry. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/19/2013

Good yellow-gold color. Slightly high-toned aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, apricot, vanilla and honey; hints of botrytis here. Plump, broad and sweet, with a strong component of spicy, vanillin oak. The lingering finish turns more classicall... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Sbragia Family Vineyards Chardonnay Home Ranch 750ml


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 07/28/2010

About one mile from Dry Creek, this thirteen-acre vineyard benefits from temperatures, that are a bit cooler than most of the appellation. It makes wine thats very aromatic with nice bright fruit, pear and lemon and a bit of minerality on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Smoked meat and lees dominate the nose. Ripe but dry, with good creamy mid-palate texture to the flavors of pineapple and vanilla. A hint of burnt-match minerality and a rocky note give firmness to the finish. This was fermented in barrel, with lees stirring and full malolactic fermentation, but got "only" 50% new oak, according to Adam Sbragia.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

Sleek elegant and refined offering a beam of lemon citrus spicy pear honeysuckle and hazelnut fruit that's focused and pure with a long clean finish. Drink now through 2012. 2657 cases made. WS.


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