Sbragia Family Vineyards

Home Ranch Merlot


2012 Home Ranch Merlot Wine Details »


2009 Home Ranch Merlot Wine Details »

Rated 91

Stephen Tanzer, INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR
May 2012

(blended with 4% cabernet franc; 50% new oak, down from 100% previously):  Good medium red.  Aromas of raspberry, milk chocolate and graphite minerality.  Dense, savory and energetic, with a restrained quality to the berry, chocolate and graphite flavors.  A serious merlot with a classically dry finish.  This is only the second merlot label Ed Sbragia has made in his long and illustrious career, following the Bancroft Ranch merlot bottlings he made for many years at Beringer.  


2010 Home Ranch Merlot Wine Details »

Rated 92 *Editor’s Choice

Steve Heimoff, WINE ENTHUSIAST
June 2013

An impressive wine. Ed Sbragia wrestles that famously briary Dry Creek rusticity to the ground, forcing it into refined elegance. With straightforward blackberry, cherry, mocha and cedar flavors, it’s simply delicious for drinking now.