Wine Spectator 87 points - Showing a profile of canned pineapple fruit cocktail, this medium-weight style turns simple on the finish, ending with leesy tannins. Drink now. 4,508 cases made.-JL
(Jun 30 2014)
Vinous 91 points - The 2011 Chardonnay Home Ranch is drop-dead gorgeous. Crushed rocks, butter. white orchard fruit and spices meld together in this harmonious, beautifully crafted Chardonnay from father and son team Ed and Adam Sbragia. The style is very 2011, which is to say focused and energetic, as opposed to the richer Chardonnays Sbragia fans are used to, but that is the beauty of wine. Each vintage is its own story.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2011 Chardonnay Home Ranch showcases Ed Sbragia’s Midas touch with this varietal. Resembling a premier cru Meursault, it achieved 13.8% natural alcohol (low for a Sbragia wine), and offers lots of buttered nuts, subtle smoke and tropical fruit notes in a medium to full-bodied, luscious style. (Dec 2013)
About one mile from Dry Creek, this thirteen-acre vineyard benefits from temperatures, that are a bit cooler than most of the appellation. It makes wine that's very aromatic with nice bright fruit, pear and lemon and a bit of minerality on the finish.
|SBRAGIA FAMILY VINEYARD 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 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.