Wednesday, January 1, 2014

October Wine Trip-#4 Winery of the Same Day #sbragiafamily

Sweeping views of Dry Creek Valley await you when visiting Sbragia Family Vineyards. This small, family owned and operated estate is located at 9990 Dry Creek Road in Geyersville, CA. One look at their website and browsing through their wines will have you wanting more and more. "Big, rich, balanced and polished" described their wines dating back to 1904 when Ed's grandfather came to the valley from Tuscany.

The terrace is the place you want to be on any afternoon, for all occasions such as weddings, engagements, retirements, or private events of your choice. The staff is wonderful to work with and very generous when pouring a taste of all their wines currently released and even some reserve wines.

One of the first wines we tasted was a 2012 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($22). "Citrus and tropical aromas are accented by succulent flavors of green apple, grapefruit and lemongrass, and a lovely minerality that carries into a long, crisp, refreshing finish. Altogether delicious!" We enjoyed it here in Dallas when the temps were in the 90s-100s!

The next wine was a 2011 Home Ranch Chardonnay ($28) from the Dry Creek Valley vineyard. I didn't see this vintage on their website, but we got to try it. It was fabulous. 

Matthew, the tasting room manager, poured us a 2010 Andolsen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($40) from the Dry Creek Valley. This wine was rated 90 by Wine Enthusiast, and 92 by Antonio Galloni, from the Wine Advocate. "Sweet red fruit and anise aromas with bright acidity, plush flavors of black fruit and sweet spice" describe this wonderful Cabernet!

The last picture I have is of a 2007 Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($80) from Sonoma Valley. This wine is a library release and in the Top 100 Wines of 2010 according to the SF Chronicle. "Sweet blackberry, black cherry, dusty, loamy, earthy notes intermixed with hints of spice box and unsmoked high class cigar tobacco" describes this amazing, award-winning Cabernet!

But this is by no means all we tasted. This winery is willing to share their wines and you will see from the picture below that we tried many different wines. 

Sbragia also donated wine to my local American Heart Association Wine Auction that will occur in March of 2014. Thank you Matthew! You're so kind and appreciated! Can't wait to come back someday soon!

We joined their wine club and continue to enjoy their wines!