2016 HOME FIELD DRY CREEK VALLEY RED BLEND
When a winemaker has the home field advantage of working with grapes from the land where they grew-up, and crafting the varietals that they were raised around, great things can happen… This wine is proof, and it was sprouted by fourth generation Winemaker Adam Sbragia who’s dad is legendary winemaker Ed Sbragia… Ed spent 32 years as winemaster at Beringer Vineyards and has his own label Sbragia where Adam is winemaker. The wine combines 5 varietals from six carefully chosen vineyards and was inspired by the original winemaking that took place in Sonoma County, where farmers would plant multiple varieties in order to make the best wine possible for the dinner table. This wine is a grand slam in terms of quality and value, and I honestly could not believe how much I enjoyed it at our tasting… and at $25, Adam knocked it out of the park…
The blend is built around a core of 51% Zinfandel, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carignan and Petite Sirah. The Zinfandel came from two vineyards, one planted in ’99 and the other in the 1950’s. The Petite Sirah came from the legendary Teldeschi Vineyard planted around 1919 and made famous by Ravenswood in the late 90’s. If you love deep, rich, powerful Reds, you’ll want this one on your team.
2016 HOME FIELD DRY CREEK VALLEY RED BLEND —$25/btl