Tiny producer wins blind tasting

Our Tasting Group lined up an amazing lineup of hard-to-find Grenaches:
  • Carlisle (Rossi) 93 WS
  • Keplinger 93 WS
  • Saxum (James Berry) 93 WS
  • Outpost 93 Galloni
  • Alban 94 Galloni
  • Sanguis (Verve) 93 Galloni
  • Limerick Lane 94 Galloni
  • Samsara 93 Galloni
  • A Tribute to Grace 93 Galloni
  • Draognette (Sebastiano)

Two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) teamed up with their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis to pursue their live-long dream to make wine.  They gained valuable experiences at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead Cellars before they started this awesome venture.  Over the past couple of years the press has been (rightfully so) generous to these three great guys.  They source from some of the most sought after vineyards in Santa Barbara, Santa Rita Hills & Santa Ynez. This bottling was sourced 100% from John Sebastiano’s vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills.

Dragonette 2013 Grenache “John Sebastiano” Santa Rita Hills
Retail 44.00 – GGWC 39.99
Use code DRAG13GREN upon checkout

On the nose, this Grenache displays its cool climate origins, with high-register red fruits, such as ripe raspberry, strawberry and loganberry mingling with complex smoky earth notes, pine and herbal notes of fresh thyme, rosemary, mint, and oregano.  On the palate the wine is energetic and lively, as red fruits (strawberries, pomegranate) mingle with citrus notes of blood orange, orange peel and fresh herbs (thyme), anise and tar.  The wine has great lift from fresh tannins and ample, mouth-watering acidity and minerality (stones and seashells), and it finishes with great length and freshness.

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