2017 Seaglass Monterey County Rose

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

A beautiful expression of the cool coastal terroir of Monterrey County, this crisp, fresh, pale pink Rosé is made from Grenache, Syrah and Pinot Noir. Following a gentle crushing and brief maceration, the grapes aren’t pressed but simply drained of lightly-colored juice, which goes into stainless steel tanks for fermentation at cold temperatures without malolactic fermentation. The result is a delicate wine that balances ripe cherry and raspberry flavors with acidity for a crisp, clean finish. Under 13% in alcohol, this vibrant wine provides perfect accompaniment for such light summer appetizers as prosciutto with melon, crab salad, mussels, or crab cakes with spicy aioli.  

Winemaking

Free-run juice of Grenache, Syrah and Pinot Noir is fermented at cold temperatures in stainless steel. 

Tasting notes

90 points (best buy) – Wine Enthusiast.  Aromas of wild strawberries, tropical fruit and notes of rose petals open up to juicy cherry and ripe raspberry flavors with bright acidity and a clean finish. 

Appellation

Monterey

Varietal

45% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 15% Pinot Noir

Size

750ml

Closure

Screw Cap

Alcohol

12.8%

UPC

085200028078