Sbragia Family Vineyards

Wall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


2010 Wall Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details »


2009 Wall Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details »

Rated 92

WINE ADVOCATE

Another compelling wine, Sbragia's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Wall Vineyard is full of implosive energy. Bitter chocolate, menthol, plums, licorice and tar explode from the glass in a rich, powerful wine loaded with Mt. Veeder character. The superb, vivid saline-infused finish adds to the wine's personality and energy. There is no shortage of personality here. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. Ed Sbragia can be counted on for wines that deliver consistently outstanding quality and plenty of personality. His 2009 Cabernets are particularly of note.

Rated 91

WINE SPECTATOR

Dense and earthy, with a cedary, forest floor rusticity…becoming more appealing on the finish. Chewy tannins. Drink now through 2026.  (James Laube)

Rated 93+

INTERNATIONAL WINE REPORT

The 2009 Sbragia Cabernet Sauvignon Wall Vineyard is really tasty, offering a mouthful of black cherries, cassis, spices, herbs, licorice, chocolate and even some minerals in the mix. Full-bodied, powerful, concentrated and plush, but has just enough acidity to keep everything fresh and lively. The finish is long and polished pumping out more chocolate and dark mountain fruits. The 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc was racked into small French oak barrels where it aged for about two years prior to bottling. This has a bright future but give it some time. (Best 2015-2025)


2007 Wall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details »

Rated 96

Robert Parker, Jr., WINE ADVOCATE
December 2010

…One of my favorite offerings is the brilliant 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Wall Vineyard. Black raspberry, blueberry, licorice, incense and graphite characteristics are accompanied by an opaque purple color, gorgeous complexity and richness and hints of toasty oak as well as flowers. The wine is generous, savory and expansive, but the wealth of extravagant fruit nearly hides abundant tannin in the finish. This brilliant Cabernet is actually underpriced for its quality. Drink it over the next two decades. 

Rated 96

Anthony Dias Blue, THE TASTING PANEL
April 2011

Rich and explosive with deep flavors of black raspberry, cassis and plum with minerals and licorice nuance; supple, toasted and floral with great intensity and lovely balance; stunning.


2006 Wall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details »

Rated 90

Robert Parker, Jr., WINE ADVOCATE
December 2009

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Wall Vineyard has a dense purple color, sweet crème de cassis notes mixed with blue fruits, acacia flowers, and hints of espresso roast and white chocolate. It is full-bodied, dense, powerful, and very impressive.