Sbragia Family Vineyards

Home Ranch Chardonnay

2013 Home Ranch Chardonnay Wine Details »

Rated 93

Robert Parker, Jr., WINE ADVOCATE
December 2014

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.

Rated 92 - Editor's Personal Favorite

September 2015

Beautifully crafted, rich and expansive, with a slow-building mix of green apple, tangerine, white peach and honeydew. Ends with a long, intense and persistent finish, echoing fig and honey. Drink now.

  • Editor's Personal Favorite
  • Best Buy


2016 Winemaker Challenge
January 2016

2012 Home Ranch Chardonnay Wine Details »

Rated 92

Robert Parker, Jr., WINE ADVOCATE
December 2013

"Even better, the 2012 Chardonnay Home Ranch’s alcohol came in a full degree higher than the 2011's, and the wine hits the palate with a much larger tactile impression. Abundant aromas of white peach, apricot marmalade and pineapple soar from this full-bodied, pure, rich, well-made wine. It sells for a song given its quality. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years." 

Rated 91

July 2015

"Intense tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus and melon are at the core of this moderately rich, full-bodied effort, ending with a hint of butterscotch. Maintains depth and focus. Drink now through 2019. 4,508 cases made." 

2011 Home Ranch Chardonnay Wine Details »

Rated 91

Antonio Galloni, WINE ADVOCATE
April 2013

The 2011 Chardonnay Home Ranch is drop-dead gorgeous. Crushed rocks, butter. white orchard fruit and spices meld together in this harmonious, beautifully crafted Chardonnay from father and son team Ed and Adam Sbragia. The style is very 2011, which is to say focused and energetic, as opposed to the richer Chardonnays Sbragia fans are used to, but that is the beauty of wine -- each vintage is its own story. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.

I was deeply impressed with the wines I tasted from Ed and Adam Sbragia this year. These wines remain incredibly reasonably priced considering the quality of what goes in the bottle.

2009 Home Ranch Chardonnay Wine Details »

Rated 92

Robert Parker, Jr., WINE ADVOCATE
February 2012

Ed Sbragia told me he has backed off the expensive oak he often used while making the Beringer Chardonnays and one can see that with the brilliant 2009 Chardonnay Home Ranch. Another great value, it offers terrific notes of nectarines, tangerines, honeysuckle and white peaches. This medium to full-bodied Chardonnay went through full malolactic and spent time in 30% new oak, which works beautifully with the fruit Sbragia is getting from his Dry Creek Vineyard. 

Rated 91

July 2011

It’s encouraging the find wines that over deliver on quality at affordable prices from any great wine region, let alone California. All of these rich whites are great for summer entertaining… Rich and creamy, yet light and delicate on its feet, with pear, fig, citrus and honeysuckle notes that gain depth, ending with a light toasty oak aftertaste.  


April 2012

Ed Sbragia, who set out on his own with a home base in Sonoma after three decades at Beringer, certainly hasn’t lost his touch.  The wine from Gamble Ranch, in Napa, is the richer, weightier of the two wines he makes; the Dry Creek Home Ranch is more delicate.  As a pair, they provide a perfect contrast of appellations and styles.