2006 Sbragia Chardonnay Home Ranch0 Ratings
2006 Sbragia Chardonnay Home Ranch
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Wine.comThese 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. Even better than the 2005 is the 2006 Chardonnay Gamble Ranch, which reveals more honeyed tropical fruit, a brioche/roasted hazelnut character, and a notion of citrus oil. This beauty should drink well for 2-3 years. Ed Sbragia, the long-time and highly-esteemed winemaker at Beringer, also has his own family read more...operation where he produces 5,000 plus cases of wine, primarily top-notch Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. -Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 92-94 (hide)