Sbragia Family Vineyards

La Promessa Zinfandel

2013 La Promessa Zinfandel Wine Details »

2012 La Promessa Zinfandel Wine Details »

2011 La Promessa Zinfandel Wine Details »

Rated 92

June 2014

Sbragia’s Zinfandels from Dry Creek Valley always are big, lusty but complex, and this ’11 is no exception. It’s massively concentrated in briary wild mulberries, plums and blackberries, coffee, tobacco and spices, wrapped into a jacket of sweetly toasted oak. The tannins are strong and brilliant. It will age for many, many years.

2010 La Promessa Zinfandel Wine Details »

Rated 93

Robert Parker, Jr., WINE ADVOCATE
December 2013

The 2010 Zinfandel La Promessa demonstrates what can be accomplished with better raw material. This killer Zinfandel boasts loads of ripe briery and berry fruit intermixed with pepper and spicy notes, more black fruits on the palate, full body, and a rich, opulent personality. It tips the scales at a whopping 15.9% alcohol, and should drink well for 3-5 years. 

Rated 92

Antonio Galloni, WINE ADVOCATE
April 2013

The 2010 Zinfandel La Promessa is a totally different deal than the Gino’s. Here the aromas and flavors are much darker and more assertive. A blast of black fruit is followed by tobacco, licorice and a host other exotic nuances. Rich, layered and totally beguiling, the 2010 is fabulous. It is also a notable success for a vintage in which so many Zinfandel vineyards were scorched by the late season heat spikes. I would give this 2010 a few more years in bottle to settle down, then drink over the next decade or so. The 2010 is 95% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Syrah from a site planted in 1999. My sense is that future vintages may be even more interesting as the vines acquire age. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

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 La Promessa Zinfandel Wine Details »

Rated 93

March 2012

Here’s a big, bold Zinfandel, explosive in wild forest berries, perfectly ripe and picked under the summer sun. It’s softly smooth, with rich tannins and a long, sweetly spicy finish. Ed Sbragia has mastered the difficult art of elevating Dry Creek Valley. Drink now–2015.

Rated 91

April 2012

Ripe and plush, offering black cherry and toasty vanilla aromas, with layered flavors of black raspberry, licorice and brown baking spices. Drink now through 2017.