2017 SeaGlass Monterey/Santa Barbara County Riesling

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

There’s a reason why Riesling is a favorite of the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) crowd. Pleasing fruit and floral aromas, bright flavors, mouthwatering acidity and conspicuous minerality coalesce into a light to medium-bodied wine that excels either as an aperitif or as a dinner wine. Better still: Riesling pairs well with spicy foods and salads, making it a perfect wine for an active lifestyle. Yet finding a location with the right conditions for Riesling is difficult - especially in California. Seaglass Riesling comes from cool vineyards in Monterey and Santa Barbara counties, where the coastal breezes and low rainfall encourage the grapes to develop the aromatics, vibrance and minerality we look for in a Riesling. 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.

Winemaking

The must was fermented in stainless steel at cold temperatures; care was taken at every stage to limit contact with air in order to preserve and express maximum freshness and varietal fruit character.

Tasting notes

Honey and jasmine notes highlight aromas of apricot, peach and tropical fruit. The palate is crisp with flavors of juicy apricot, peach and melon. Acidity and minerality give structure to the wine that finishes slightly off-dry.

Appellation

Central Coast

Varietal

90% Riesling, 10%Sauvignon Blanc

Size

750ml

Closure

Screw Cap

Alcohol

13.0%

UPC

085200005765