Open Bottle Thursday! Home Field Red Blend!!

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Time: 03:00pm - 07:30pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


51% Zinfandel, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot,
8% Carignane, and 4% Petite Syrah

From fourth generation 
winemaker Adam Sbragia!

It is definitely drinking great right now!

Adam Sbragia – a fourth-generation winemaker who’s the son of Ed Sbragia, perhaps best known as the longtime former winemaker at Beringer Vineyards – has released his own Dry Creek Valley wine project, Home Field Red Blend. Adam, whose day job is making wine with his dad at Sbragia Family Vineyards, grew up in Dry Creek Valley, where his great-grandfather settled after leaving Italy in 1904.
The Sbragia Family Vineyards wines are focused on the Dry Creek appellation.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast
 "A likable Zinfandel-driven blend, this has sizable components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carignan and Petite Sirah, too—the whole adding up to a spicy, herbal and juicy offering of tart red fruit. Generous oak and moderate tannin give it powerful smoothness and lasting richness." 



 Elsewhere at $27.00
Our Regular price $24.99

Special Sale Price  

$17.50 a bottle
 $90.00 for six (15.00)

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703-668-9463 (WINE)


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

Color is deep garnet with ruby edging.

The nose offers a mélange of red and black fruit, violet flower and wet stone.
On the palate is a mouthful of back plum and cassis.
This is a delicious, full-bodied wine that I did not want to put down.
The zin definitely shows. The wine is bright, lively and “zinny,” with brambly raspberry and spice and manageable tannins. It did not last long;
I paired it first with a NY steak, and finished the bottle an hour later with a soft gorgonzola cheese course.
It is incredibly easy to drink and very food friendly.


A bit about Sbragia in their words ....

Our family’s history in Sonoma County dates back to my grandfather, who came from Tuscany in 1904 and worked in many wineries, including the historic Italian Swiss Colony. For decades we grew prunes like most farms in Dry Creek Valley at the time, and in the 1950s, my father Gino Sbragia re-planted the fields on our property to wine grapes, mainly Zinfandel, which I helped tend all through my youth. Gino sold most of the grapes to other wineries, yet kept a small amount to make into wine at home. He had an old-world philosophy that winemaking was a natural process; all you needed for good wine was good land, good grapes, and good techniques. He was right, and that has been my guiding principle since the start of my career.
Gino’s dream was to start a family winery, to make wine from our own grapes with our family name on the label. His dream became mine, and I made a promise to him that I would fulfill it and bring over a century of our family’s hard work into a winery that produces wines that reflect our winemaking heritage here in Dry Creek Valley. In August 2006, we opened the doors to Sbragia Family Vineyards. After 32 years as the Winemaster at Beringer Vineyard in Napa Valley, I’ve had one foot in Sonoma and the other in Napa. After 32 years as the Winemaster at Beringer Vineyard in Napa Valley, I’ve had one foot in Sonoma and the other in Napa. Both areas mean a lot to me emotionally; I’m more attached to Healdsburg and Dry Creek Valley because it’s where I raised my kids, but the wines that I’ve made at Beringer are like children. Either way, the wines Sbragia Family Vineyards produces from both Sonoma and Napa are intensely personal, an expression of single vineyard terroir, and history that runs through it all.
I’m proud to say my son Adam now makes our wines. He has found the perfect balance of honoring how Gino and I made wine and putting his own stylistic stamp on the bottle. He continues the pedigree of high scores, awards won and a profile of all together big, rich, polished and most importantly, delicious Chardonnays, Zinfandels, and Cabernets.

Ed Sbragia