Below is the first installment of a list of wines that we enjoy to drink. We are calling it WWHBD. Not sure if anyone cares, but we thought we would share.  Rather than including our tasting notes, although you can follow us on Delectable (@dracaenawines) if interested in reading them, I have included the tasting notes on each of their websites.

“The H3 Merlot opens with aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which
lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth
palate. The flavors and aromas culminate in an intense – yet elegant – finish.”
– Juan Muñoz Oca, Winemaker    


This Cabernet Franc is from the highest point of he Brecon Estate 1400′ and consequently on some of rockiest terrain that makes the vines struggle yet produces super intense berry flavors. 

Rattlesnake Acres can be seen from teh front door fo the winery- vines working their way up the hill across Hwy 29.  The Petite Sirah from Rattlesnake Acres is a bit more fruit forward thanthe Greenwood Ranch, with a hint of black pepper, but with the same gentle earthiness and approachable tannins.  This wine is delicious now, but will age welll for seven to ten years. 

2009 – Focused, with nice density to the juicy blueberry and black plum flavor, hinting at black pepper, Lapsang souchong tea and tar as the finish sails on and on.  Shows presence and depth, deftly balanced on the finish.  Drink now trough 2019.   94 Points ~ Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
The beautiful rub red color and complex fruit in this wine shows why Santa Barbara County is such a perfect domain for classic Pinot Noir. The nose shows dark cherries with an arary of spices.  The mouth is weighty with long flavors that follow suit.  It’s perfect for pairing with a wide variety of foods. 
I would love to hear what you have been drinking.  Please leave a comment of your most recent favorite. 

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  1. I think this is wonderful! Nice to know what is recommended rather than having a hit-or-miss especially during the holidays. Thanks Dracaena Wines! Have to try the H3 Merlot and Frog.

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