Ed Sbragia, longtime winemaker at Beringer, is making some of California's best wines under his own label. The Rancho del Oso Cabernet is stunning Howell Mountain Cabernet from the excellent 07 vintage.94 Points Robert Parker: "From Howell Mountain, the dense purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho del Oso (an 1,800 foot elevation vineyard) is composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Sweet blackberry, black cherry, plum, anise and crushed rock aromas jump from the glass of this opaque purple-colored wine. Broad and full-bodied on the palate with hints of white chocolate and subtle oak/toast, it reveals terrific fruit, texture and opulence. Drink it over the next 20-25 years."
Beverage Director Via Italian Table
@Sbragia Family Vineyards is so underrated. I've never had a bad wine from them.
@Sbragia Family Vineyards is so underrated. I've never had a bad wine from them.9.5
2007. Love this vineyard.
2007. Love this vineyard.9.2
Wrong wine cited. This is the Rancho del Oso.
Wrong wine cited. This is the Rancho del Oso.8.8