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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay 2008
Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 107319)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The family vineyards are my father's legacy and I get so much joy from crafting wines from our Home Ranch. We love the opulence of this wine, and the sun-kissed flavors of Sonoma County that it evokes. The 2008 Chardonnay has rich aromas of apricot and honeysuckle. Layers of complexity and flavor in the mouth showcase notes of stone fruit, roasted pear, and a notably long finish.
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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.