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Sbragia Gino's Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2004

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"Sbragia Family Vineyards is a dream that 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 I've made at Beringer are like children, so Napa is also a very special place to me. Either way, the wines are intensely personal, an expression not only of terroir, but of my family's winemaking heritage." - ED SBRAGIA VINEYARD Named after my dad, this vineyard is five acres in size and has a very special place in my heart. Located on a rocky hillside bench on the eastern side of Dry Creek, it's the place I used to play as a child, and where my son Adam was first introduced to viticulture. The selection of Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah varietals represents a traditional blend my Father made each year. We are growing Zinfandel and Carignane in "Gino's Vineyard" now and are planning to plant Petite Sirah in the very near future. WINEMAKING This special wine was aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels. The oak imparts cedar and brown spice aromas and flavors and creates supple tannins. By blending in a small amount of Petite Sirah, I was able to create a Zinfandel with lots of depth of flavor and structure, while still highlighting quintessential Dry Creek Zinfandel characteristics. WINEMAKER COMMENTS The 2004 Gino's Vineyard Zinfandel is definitely a tribute to my father in more ways than one. I make my red wines the way my Dad taught me: keep the barrels clean and topped, and the wine will take care of itself. The wine bursts with intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, dried cherries and black pepper. Subtle floral, clove, and brown spice are apparent mid-palate as a wonderful depth of flavor, supported by satisfying tannins that lead to a juicy finish. HARVEST: September 20, 2004 - October 18, 2004 CASE PRODUCTION: 625 ALCOHOL: 15.0%

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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

External Reviews for Sbragia Gino's Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

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External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

WINEMAKER COMMENTSThe 2004 Gino’s Zinfandel is definitely a tribute to my father in more ways than one.I make my red wines the way my Dad taught me: keep the barrels clean and topped, and the wine w


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
05/07/2010

WINEMAKER COMMENTSThe 2004 Ginos Zinfandel is definitely a tribute to my father in more ways than one.I make my red wines the way my Dad taught me: keep the barrels clean and topped, and the wine will take care of itself. The wine bursts with intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, dried cherries, and black pepper. Subtle floral, clove, and brown spice are apparent mid palate as a wonderful depth of flavor supported by satisfying tannins that lead to a juicy finish.



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"Sbragia Family Vineyards is a dream that 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 I've made at Beringer are like children, so Napa is also a very special place to me. Either way, the wines are intensely personal, an expression not only of terroir, but of my family's winemaking heritage." - ED SBRAGIA VINEYARD Named after my dad, this vineyard is five acres in size and has a very special place in my heart. Located on a rocky hillside bench on the eastern side of Dry Creek, it's the place I used to play as a child, and where my son Adam was first introduced to viticulture. The selection of Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah varietals represents a traditional blend my Father made each year. We are growing Zinfandel and Carignane in "Gino's Vineyard" now and are planning to plant Petite Sirah in the very near future. WINEMAKING This special wine was aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels. The oak imparts cedar and brown spice aromas and flavors and creates supple tannins. By blending in a small amount of Petite Sirah, I was able to create a Zinfandel with lots of depth of flavor and structure, while still highlighting quintessential Dry Creek Zinfandel characteristics. WINEMAKER COMMENTS The 2004 Gino's Vineyard Zinfandel is definitely a tribute to my father in more ways than one. I make my red wines the way my Dad taught me: keep the barrels clean and topped, and the wine will take care of itself. The wine bursts with intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, dried cherries and black pepper. Subtle floral, clove, and brown spice are apparent mid-palate as a wonderful depth of flavor, supported by satisfying tannins that lead to a juicy finish. HARVEST: September 20, 2004 - October 18, 2004 CASE PRODUCTION: 625 ALCOHOL: 15.0%

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