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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Sbragia Gamble Ranch Chardonnay 2008
Sbragia Gamble Ranch Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 110943)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $34.95

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This rich 2008 Chardonnay announces from the get-go that it is not a shy wine. Tantalizing aromas and flavors of fresh lemon and apple cider mingle with notes of butterscotch, vanilla and freshly-baked bread. The wine is full-bodied, viscous and creamy in the mouth, but with a good backbone of acidity that keeps it in balance. An excellent wine for shellfish, or linguini in white clam sauce.
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About Sbragia Family Vineyards:

As the master winemaker at the famed Beringer winery in Napa for over 32 years, Ed Sbragia has made wine from every great vineyard in Northern California. Sbragia Family Vineyards is a dream Ed has had for many years, a small, family-owned winery making limited lots of wine from blocks of his favorite grapes, including his family's own Dry Creek vineyards. With his son Adam, Ed also focuses on extremely small production wines from spectacular sites, such as this 2005 Rancho Del Oso Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.