Sbragia Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch Chardonnay 2011

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"The 2011 Chardonnay Home Ranch is drop-dead gorgeous. Crushed rocks, butter. white orchard fruit and spices meld tog...

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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... Read more

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, l... Read more

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

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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.


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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


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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/19/2009

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


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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


External Reviews for Sbragia Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch Chardonnay

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

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.


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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


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Source: The Wine Buyer
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.


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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


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

There's something rustic and spicy and earthy about Dry Creek Chardonnays, but Ed Sbragia manages to lift this wine into opulence. It's pretty oaky, yet the vanilla and honey flavors marry perfectly with the pineapple and pear fruit to produce a wine of great attraction.


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Vintage: 2007 11/25/2009

WS: 92 Points RP: 89 Points ST: 89 Points


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2008 08/29/2011

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2007 11/12/2010

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2006 02/21/2009

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2005 11/08/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2011 Chardonnay Home Ranch is drop-dead gorgeous. Crushed rocks, butter. white orchard fruit and spices meld together in this harmonious, beautifully crafted Chardonnay from father and son team Ed and Adam Sbragia. The style is very 2011, which is to say focused and energetic, as opposed to the richer Chardonnays Sbragia fans are used to, but that is the beauty of wine. Each vintage is its own story...91" Antonio Galloni 7/13

"The 2011 Chardonnay Home Ranch is drop-dead gorgeous. Crushed rocks, butter. white orchard fruit and spices meld together in this harmonious, beautifully crafted Chardonnay from father and son team Ed and Adam Sbragia. The style is very 2011, which is to say focused and energetic, as opposed to the richer Chardonnays Sbragia fans are used to, but that is the beauty of wine. Each vintage is its own story...91" Antonio Galloni 7/13

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