Posts tagged: Dragonette

4 x 95 Point Rated White = FREE SHIPPING

  Dragonette Cellars 2018 Grassini Sauvignon Blanc GGWC 54.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 Use code DRAGON18SB during checkout OK to mix & match with other Dragonette Sauvignon Blanc Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points: “More steely, grassy notes emerge from the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Grassini Family Vineyard, a much smaller production release that saw 16 months in […]

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 in , , , , , | Comments Off on 4 x 95 Point Rated White = FREE SHIPPING

Sexy, Classic 96 Point Rated Chardonnay

A childhood dream, let’s hook up when we are all grown up and start a winery together. That is the story of two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) and their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis. They teamed up to pursue their live-long dream to make wine. While working at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead […]

Wednesday August 12th, 2020 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Sexy, Classic 96 Point Rated Chardonnay

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 […]

Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Blind Tasting Winner (95 Points)

Top Notch Chardonnay that will dazzle your palate, but not hurt your wallet!

A childhood dream, let’s hook up when we are all grown up and start a winery tighter.  That is the story of two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) and their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis.  They teamed up to pursue their live-long dream to make wine. While working at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead […]

Friday July 20th, 2018 in , , , , | Comments Off on Top Notch Chardonnay that will dazzle your palate, but not hurt your wallet!

Pinot Noir of Month / 95 Points

  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 […]

Tuesday September 26th, 2017 in , , , , | Comments Off on Pinot Noir of Month / 95 Points

The Health Benefits of White Wine!

The Health Benefits Of White Wine, Because There Actually Are Some! By Julie R. Thomson, Huffington Post “Summer is looking up!” Red wine is often lauded for its positive health attributes, but no one stops to consider white. Now that warm weather is on the horizon, and the need for something refreshing is upon us, […]

Wednesday July 5th, 2017 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Health Benefits of White Wine!

Think PINK! It’s good for the body!

Most people assume Rosé (or Pink wine) is sweet, white-zinfandel, cheap, ersatz wine. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!When I first got into the wine industry a few decades ago, rosé was anything but cool. White Zinfandel from California made the public think that all rosé was sweet, and unfortunately, imports such as Royal Lancers from Portugal and wines such as […]

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Think PINK! It’s good for the body!

The BEST Sauvignon Blanc in California

  Last week my tasting group conducted our first “blind” Sauvignon Blanc tasting in a long time. The lineup included: Arkenstone “Estate” (95 Pt) Paul Lato (94 Pt) Merry Edwards (93 Pt) Vineyard 29 (95 Pt) Crocker & Starr (93 Pt) Lieu Dit (93 Pt) Peter Michael (94 Pt) Bevan (94 Pt) Morlet (93 Pt) […]

Thursday April 13th, 2017 in , , , , , | Comments Off on The BEST Sauvignon Blanc in California

The Evolution of Rhone Varietals in California

Many new winemakers in California are choosing to work with the Rhone varieties instead of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes commonly associated with Napa wines. Cost and the suitability of California’s climate are a couple of the reasons but the reliable track record is the driving force. Rhone grapes […]

Thursday August 4th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Evolution of Rhone Varietals in California

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) The Winner DRAGONETTE! Two brothers (John & […]

Monday January 11th, 2016 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tiny producer wins blind tasting