2016 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 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.

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

88 points (Best Buy) – Wine Enthusiast. Aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit and floral notes lead to flavors of pear, gooseberries and tangerine. Slightly tart on the finish with refreshing minerality. 

Appellation

Santa Barbara County

Varietal

Sauvignon Blanc

Size

750ml

Closure

Screw Cap

Alcohol

13.5%

MLF

0%

UPC

085200005758