Wonderful tropical and pear aromas with fresh pineapple and lemon with spice notes and a hint of Dry Creek minerality that lingers through the mouth and into a rich and refreshing finish.
"Sbragia displays a Midas touch with Chardonnay, and the 2013 Chardonnay Home Ranch is a big-time winner. Aged in 50% new oak and 50% older oak, it exhibits buttery crème brûlée and tangerine oil notes intermixed with honeysuckle and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied and luscious, with admirable fruit intensity as well as a long, textured, luscious finish, it can be drunk over the next 2-3 years. This is also a stunning value for a Chardonnay of this quality." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 93 Points (Feb 2008)
One of our all-time favorite California winemaking personalities is Ed Sbragia, whose family history runs deep in the Dry Creek Valley. Ed's grandfather came to the Valley from Tuscany in 1904, and Ed's father, Gino, acquired his own vineyards near Healdsburg. He's a bigger than life character who currently serves as Winemaster Emeritus at famed Beringer and was one of the keystones of their Private Reserve program. His own Home Ranch Chardonnay is garnering Beringer like reviews with three 91+ Ratings on his rich, creamy, outstanding Sonoma Chardonnay!