2006 Beringer Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release
The 2001 Sbragia Limited Release Chardonnay is like its predecessors - rich, unctuous, full-bodied and balanced. I call it `essence of Chardonnay` because of its incredible concentration and layers of flavors. I think the key to its balance is the wonderful springy acidity that holds everything in place - there`s a lot going on when you taste it but nothing dominates. This is a wine that is so complex and flavorful, you can go back to it after a big, tannic Cabernet Sauvignon!
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 87 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: unpredictable<br/>
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89.8 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 18 notes)
Wine & SpiritsGood pale, bright yellow. Complex aromas of apricot, pineapple, honey, hazelnut, toasted bread and smoky oak. Silky, opulent and open-knit, offering very good volume but also shape and lift. The longest of these chardonnays. The alcohol here is 15.3%, and the texture is in fact quite glyceral. This is a "vineyard and barrel selection," according to winemaker Laurie Hook.
Wine.comAnother offering that is more restrained than it used to be is the 2006 Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release. It reveals an opulent tropical fruit character, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and hints of hazelnut, brioche, and honeysuckle as well as abundant glycerin and length. Good acidity provides balance and overall zest. Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 92 Points A rich, complex style that veers to opulent without being excessive, offering layers of ripe fig, honeydew melon, hazelnut and spicy nutmeg...
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rSubtle nose of apricots, figs, flowers. Powerful, complex taste with bread, nuts, flintiness. Good aftertaste. Well balanced.
Fellow Drync'rVery good