SeaGlass

The gems you find along the California Central Coast

They say that “life’s too short for cheap wine.” But who really has the energy (or the pocketbook) to drink only the most artisanal wines? In fact, we’re often in situations where we can’t simply open our high-scoring, well-aged, collectable wines - a weeknight, after a soccer game or when a friend just happens to pop in. Named for the jewel-like, naturally-polished glass stones you might discover on a beach, SeaGlass wines are made for good times with friends or family, when an inexpensive but enjoyable wine can add surprise and joy to an otherwise mundane occasion. They are lively, flavorful, and well-made; easy to drink and “anxiety-free” to open. Part of the Trinchero Family Estates portfolio of wineries, SeaGlass produces Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from excellent vineyards in Santa Barbara and Monterey, near the Pacific coast, where the climate is cool, the growing season long, and the wines fruity and crisp. These wines are perfect with food. Medium-bodied, full of flavor and bright acidity, they match a wide range of Asian, Mediterranean, European and Latin American cuisines.

Wines from this Winery

2016 SeaGlass Monterey/Santa Barbara County Riesling

2016 SeaGlass Monterey/Santa Barbara County Riesling

Encountering Riesling after years of drinking Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc can be a revelation. Complex aromas along with bright fruit, mouthwatering acidity and conspicuous minerality coalesce into a light to medium-bodied wine that excels either as an aperitif or as a dinner wine. Yet finding a location with the right conditions for Riesling is difficult - especially in California. SeaGlass Riesling comes from northern Monterey County, where a cool, coastal climate, low rainfall, and rocky soils provide the terroir that produces this vibrant, fragrant and flavorful wine. The distinctive blue glass bottle signals a casual spirit, but this wine will add a refreshing dimension to spicy dishes, smoked salmon or lobster salad.

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¥ 2,300
2015 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Blanc

2015 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Blanc

This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect wine for a lazy weekend afternoon, whether at the beach, out for a picnic or just hanging out and enjoying the comforts of home. Lemon, lime and grapefruit scents waft from the glass, while crisp gooseberry and tangerine refresh the appetite and enliven conversation. The rolling hills of Santa Barbara, where ocean breezes and coastal fogs  keep summer temperatures low, are able to nurture Sauvignon Blanc grapes so that they develop complex tropical flavors and crisp acidity. The winemaking style is aimed at keeping the delicate flavors forward, fresh and crisp. Pair this wine with crab cakes, scallops or seafood pasta for a lively lunch. 

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¥ 2,300
2015 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

2015 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

SeaGlass Pinot Noir is sourced primarily from the Los Alamos Vineyard, one of the oldest plantings in Santa Barbara County. It’s an area of rolling hills, where the valleys run east to west, funneling the ocean fog and breezes many kilometers inland. Grapes develop bright flavors as they ripen slowly; they also develop a palpable mineral backbone from the lime in the soil. Seaglass has produced a lively, refreshing Pinot Noir that shows plenty of red fruit varietal character without heaviness or excessive alcohol. Mild cheeses, grilled salmon or lamb would pair well with SeaGlass Pinot Noir.

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¥ 2,600
2014 SeaGlass Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 SeaGlass Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

When you think of Paso Robles, Rhone style red might come to mind, but Cabernet is, in fact, the AVA’s most widely-planted grape variety; indeed, more Cab is produced in Paso than in any other coastal region outside Napa. Paso’s well-drained gravelly and loamy soils provide Cabernet with great concentration, and the region’s long growing season and dry climate mean that rain rarely spoils the harvest of this late-ripening variety. The bright flavors, vibrant acidity, and soft but rich tannins that make this Seaglass Cabernet so compelling are the hallmarks of great Paso Robles Cabernet. Decant this Cab for an hour or so and the bright blackberry fruit develop notes of salted meats, minerality and sandalwood. Quite a complex wine for such a reasonable price! 

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¥ 2,600