2021 Rosé Release


Special Release: 2021 Rosé & Save the Date for Spring Release

Rosé is Back! 

After last year’s early sell out, we are pleased to announce the release of this perennial favorite. Dry, crisp, flavorful, lingering…The 2021 Rosé is another winner.

Interest in the Rosé is always high, and we sold out last year before June. We recommend stocking up.

Special Release: 2021 Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley
80% Grenache, 14% Mourvèdre, 6% Graciano
60% Vogelzang Vineyard, 40% Two Wolves Vineyard,
13.0% ABV

The Vintage

2021 was a relatively long, even, and generally cool year, which contrasts sharply from the dramatics of 2020. Winter was dry and cold, but rainfall was very low until an atmospheric river arrived in March and dumped 5 inches of rain in two days. This late season rain helped push budbreak back a bit and cleansed the soils. The Spring was generally cool and windy, extending flowering somewhat, but neither frost nor shatter were a problem. June was cool and foggy, while July turned warmer, mostly staying under 100F. August was relatively cool, with highs reaching 95 only at the very end of the month. Yields were on the high side for the Grenache, which, along with a mostly cool September (excluding Labor Day) and early October, pushed harvest back into mid-October. The long season gave gapes with plenty of flavor and good acidity at relatively low sugars.

The Wine

This Rosé is 80% Grenache, 14% Mourvedre and 6% Graciano. Vineyard sources include Vogelzang (60%) and Two Wolves (40%). The wine was fermented in 75% neutral barrels (228L, 400L, 500L) and 25% stainless steel. After complete dryness the wine was transferred to neutral oak barrels and aged for 5 months on the lees, before bottling.

The wine shows expressive bright red fruits, (strawberries & raspberries) along with watermelon and green apple jolly rancher, hints of citrus peel, with bright acidity with no sharp edges. The wine will pair beautifully with the warm spring and summer months, in the open air, with food, and without. Get some before it sells out!

Wines are available for pick up at the Los Olivos Tasting Room and can be shipped across the US.

SAVE THE DATE – March 25, 2022
Spring Release & Wine Club Customization Period begins

We wanted to give everyone a heads up that the Spring Release and Wine Club customization period begins March 25, 2022.  Keep an eye on your inbox, as you will want to see the Wine Club Wines, as well as some additional small batch beauties that you will want to add to your club shipment.  If you are not yet a member, you will want to become one to have access to these limited production offerings. “You will not find these in stores” as they used to say on television…

Cheers and enjoy your first Rosé of the season!


— John, Steve, Brandon
and the entire Dragonette Cellars team