A fantastic new Chardonnay from Beringer winemaker Ed Sbragia who started his own boutique label sourcing the best Napa Valley fruit. 94 Points Robert Parker: "A barrel sample of the 2013 Chardonnay Gamble Ranch plays it closer to the vest than the 2012. It possesses slightly high acids and less buttery richness, but it is loaded, and should turn out to be nearly as good as the 2012. Drink now-2018...When Ed Sbragia was the chief winemaker for Beringer, he had a Midas touch with many wines, but above all, he knew how to produce hedonistic, complex, full-flavored Chardonnays, which he continues to do at his own winery. As for the 2012s, as one might expect, they reveal more glycerin, body and density as well as denser fruit and sweeter tannin."
It's an oaky napa chard, but a well-made oaky napa chard. Smooth and buttery with some fruit underneath. Pairs well with creamy pastas and shellfish.
It's an oaky napa chard, but a well-made oaky napa chard. Smooth and buttery with some fruit underneath. Pairs well with creamy pastas and shellfish.8.8
Big butter and oak
Big butter and oak9.2
Traditional creamy with popcorn hint
Traditional creamy with popcorn hint8.0