Sbragia Gamble Ranch Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

$44.99
Item No. 96999
  • white wine
  • RP94
  • WN93
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

These grapes come from several blocks in this Yountville vineyard where there are lots of different clones planted. My goal is to make a Chardonnay in the biggest, most intensely rich style while keeping the wine in balance and maintaining the vineyard's terroir and fruit expression.

Critical Acclaim

"The Batard-Montrachet-like 2006 Chardonnay Gamble Ranch reveals poached pear, creme brulee, brioche, honeysuckle, hazelnut, smoke, and tropical fruit characteristics in its big, full-bodied, well-balanced personality."
94 Points

"An attractive luminous gold hue. Forward grilled pineapple, white peach and vanillin oak aromas. Ripe, thick and juicy with the typical Sbragia lushness front to back. There is a lovely mix of peach, caramel and banana flavors that carry through to a lengthy finish, accented by brown spice."
93 Points

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Rating:
(7/26/2011)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Pair with: Pasta > White Sauce/Seafood
The essence of California Chardonnay. A golden beauty that's sunshine in a glass! Aromas of vanilla and melted butter. A rich mouthfeel that offers pure flavors of pears, red apples and creme brulee. A mid-palate delivery of grated nutmeg and baked custard. The smooth, layered and elegant finish flourishes with vanilla bean and crushed hazelnuts. A truly rich & luscious wine! Great with seafood, salads, pasta. For those of you who enjoy Chardonnay...you gotta try this one! Cheers!
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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.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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