Sbragia Family Merlot Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch 2009

Member Review by EMark:

Fairly uneventful entry to the palate. Slight hints of raspberry fruit. Some puckering on the tip and the top surface of the tongue. A somewhat "rough" wine. Thankfully, far from the wimpy Merlots that Miles of "Sideways" hated. Kind of a "hot" finish. On a (for us in SoCal) cool winter evening that heat is nice. US$19.99 at Hi Time in Costa Mesa

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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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Member Reviews for Sbragia Family Merlot Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,119
3.00 5
12/09/2013

Fairly uneventful entry to the palate. Slight hints of raspberry fruit. Some puckering on the tip and the top surface of the tongue. A somewhat "rough" wine. Thankfully, far from the wimpy Merlots that Miles of "Sideways" hated. Kind of a "hot" finish. On a (for us in SoCal) cool winter evening that heat is nice. US$19.99 at Hi Time in Costa Mesa


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/19/2009

Touch of cab franc made this delightful and with a firm backbone. -Tasted at the winery 9/19/09


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/17/2009

Solid Merlot. Wildberrry, smooth tannins, nice lingering finish. Great value from a relatively small producer.


Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/24/2008

The wine is too dry for a merlot. It has a nice fruity aroma but the taste left me feeling shortchanged. There is some spice in the taste but not the typical fruit of a merlot. The wine seemed over priced at $19.99.


External Reviews for Sbragia Family Merlot Dry Creek Valley Home Ranch

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/18/2013

A true family affair, Ed, Kathy and their three children put their heart and souls into making fine wines on the land they love.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

Sbragia Family Merlot 2006 Home Ranch Dry Creek and all other wine from Sbragia Family are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2006 01/19/2010

89 Points - Wine Advocate Readers looking for chocolaty berry fruit intermixed with mocha and toasty oak notes should check out the 2006 Merlot Home Ranch. This fairly priced, broad, flavorful, tasty Merlot offers considerable character if drunk over the next 7-8 years. -Robert Parker, December 2008.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2006 04/12/2011

89 Points - Wine AdvocateReaders looking for chocolaty berry fruit intermixed with mocha and toasty oak notes should check out the 2006 Merlot Home Ranch. This fairly priced, broad, flavorful, tasty




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