Both of these wines are made by one of the greatest winemakers on planet earth, Ed Sbragia. He has been to our store before to do a wine tasting and is also one of the nicest people in the business. We are featuring a white and red that both could easily sell for a lot more. These wines are delicious!!!
"More restrained than normal, the 2005 Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release offers copious quantities of honeyed fruit, full body, a rich, heady mouthfeel, but not the unctuosity normally found in this cuvee. Additionally, the oak is more restrained. There is abundant richness, but the vintage’s acidity provides plenty of vibrancy and precision. It should drink nicely for 3-4 years."
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Cabernet Sauvignon "Andolsen"....$32.99
"The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Andolsen may be one of the finest Dry Creek Cabernets I have ever tasted. Aromas of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers, and background toasty oak are followed by a wine with terrific purity, medium to full body, wonderful sweetness, and a silky finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. Drink this superb value over the next 15 years. Ed Sbragia, the long-time and highly-esteemed winemaker at Beringer, also has his own family operation where he produces 5,000 plus cases of wine, primarily top-notch Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon."
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate