Blind Tasting Winner (95 Points)

In a recent blind  Sauvignon Blanc tasting a small Santa Barbara winery surprised us against some big guns!

The Line-up:

  • Jonata “Flor” 95 Points
  • Peter Michael “l’Apres Midi” 94 Points
  • Kamen 94 Points
  • Spottswoode “Mary’s Block” 95 Points
  • Bevan “Dry Stack” 95 Points
  • Arkenstone 94 Points
  • Dragonette “Vogelzang” 95 Points

The Winner among our 15 tasters – Dragonette with 9 First, 3 Second and 3 Third place votes
Second was Spottswoode with 3 First, 5 Second and 3 Third place votes
Third was Peter Michael with 3 First, 2 Second and 2 Third place votes

Dragonette 2017 Sauvignon Blanc “Vogelzang” Santa Barbara
GGWC 53.99
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Vogelzang is situated on a gently sloping bed of well drained, gravelly loam soil with serpentinite in the heart of Happy Canyon. We’ve leased several acres here for a decade now, taking full responsibility for pruning choices, canopy and crop management and deficit-irrigation strategies. Fruit from Vogelzang is of the highest possible quality, meticulously farmed for low yields. We harvest these blocks in multiple passes to ensure ideal ripeness levels. The wine is immediately whole cluster pressed, briefly settled and then transferred to 90% French oak barrels (228L, 350L, 500L, 276L “cigars”(10% new) and 10% stainless steel for fermentation and aging. After one year in barrels, the wine is racked to tank where it harmonized for approximately 6 months before bottling.

Vinous 95 Points: “The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyard is the most aromatically intense and tropical of the Dragonette Sauvignon Blancs, which is attributable to the 30% Sauvignon Musque in the blend. Yellow orchard fruit, dried flowers, mint and apricot add to the wine’s extroverted personality. This is such a gorgeous, inviting wine.”

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