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Sbragia Family Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cimarossa Vineyard 2005

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On Howell Mountain, not far from Rancho Del Oso, this vineyard is meticulously farmed by longtime grower Dino Dina. Please call winery (707) 473-2992 for ordering information.

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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

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Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

Super dark color, almost black. The nose was pure blueberry and black cassis. This is huge. Very rare that I open a young'en up and say 'This is too young!" This is that time. There is much happening in this black hole of a wine. Graphite, leather, tannins, blueberry, cassis, chocolate, tannins and the blackest-berry I ever encountered. There's also some sour cherry In the mix. All very primary and fresh. There is a touch of menthol here too. The balance is awkward and clumsy. 2-3 years will bring this one together nicely. For $27 this is a great deal. Drinks at least as well as many $60 bottles I have had. (This happens to remind me just a bit of the 2005 Rivers-Marie). The blackest Andolsen I have had from Sbragia.


Snooth User: chevre4evre
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4.00 5
07/06/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Sbragia Family Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cimarossa Vineyard

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 91The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Andolsen may be one of the finest Dry Creek Cabernets I have ever tasted. Aromas of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers, and background toasty oak are followed by a wine with terrific purity, medium to full body, wonderful sweetness, and a silky finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. Drink this superb value over the next 15 years.Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 91The 2004 was soft and immediately enjoyable. This 05 is tannic and better structured and needs some time. It displays a wealth of black cherry and currant flavors. Hold if you can until after 2008, and should develop well for an additional 4 years.Wine Tasting NotesThe 2005 Andolsen Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of rich black fruits, cassis and a touch of leather and dried herbs. Bright black cherry on the palate is accentuated by hints of cedar, brown spice, tea and mocha leading to a balanced mouth with firm tannins, good structure and a fruit-driven finish.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Sbragia Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Monte Rosso and all other wine from Sbragia Family are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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On Howell Mountain, not far from Rancho Del Oso, this vineyard is meticulously farmed by longtime grower Dino Dina. Please call winery (707) 473-2992 for ordering information.

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