Wine(s) of the Week

Sbragia Family Vineyards in Geyserville, CA offers several interesting wines – the 2012 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Moon Mountain District and the 2014 Home Ranch Chardonnay. The first is a blend of 95 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, four percent Cabernet Franc and one percent Petit Verdot. The Sonoma County vineyard is on the southwest side of the Mayacamas mountain range with iron-rich soils. Adam and Ed Sabragia, third and fourth generation vintners, share several blocks of the vineyard with their friend Mike Martini whose family bought it in the late 1930s.

The Chardonnay from Dry Creek Valley’s Home Ranch Vineyard, offers note of ripe apples, tropical fruit and toasted almonds. On the palate, one finds apple and citrus  with acidity and a long finish. The suggested retail price is $30. The Cabernet, aged 24 months in new French oak, is from a classic mountain vineyards that produce rich and concentrated fruit and has a retail price of $65.

Sbragia Family Vineyard has been making wines for decades. Check it out at 9990  Dry Creek Road, Geyserville, CA and visit http://www.sbragia.com

 

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