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
2016 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Blanc

2016 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Blanc

This is classic Sauvignon Blanc that exhilarates with aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit and fresh cut grass. The key to all that flavor lies in the geology of Santa Barbara County, where maritime breezes blow the fog inland through valleys that run from west to east. Cool nights and mornings and sunny afternoons allow grapes balance acidity with a melange of flavor and minerality. The winemaking at Seaglass keeps the delicate flavors forward, fresh and crisp, and the affordable price suggests keeping plenty of bottles on hand for any occasion. Pair this wine with crab cakes, scallops or seafood pasta for a lively lunch.

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¥ 2,300
2016 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

2016 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

Bright lively Pinot that’s as delicious as it is affordable! SeaGlass Pinot Noir is sourced primarily from the Los Alamos Vineyard, one of the oldest vineyards in Santa Barbara County that also supplies fruit to such illustrious producers as Au Bon Climat. 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 begin ripening early because the sandy soils radiate warmth. Seaglass has produced an elegant, light-bodied Pinot Noir that shows plenty of bright red fruit 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