2015 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Blanc

Winery

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.

Wine

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. 

Winemaking

100% Sauvignon Blanc was fermented slowly at cold temperatures in stainless steel; the grape must was not exposed to oxygen or allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation. 

Tasting notes

Aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit and fresh grass lead to clean, crisp but full-bodied flavors of gooseberry and tangerine. Mouthwatering acidity rolls on toward a bit of zip on the finish.

Appellation

Santa Barbara County

Varietal

Sauvignon Blanc

Size

750ml

Closure

Screw Cap

Alcohol

13.5%

MLF

0%

UPC

085200005758