2013 SeaGlass Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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. At this low price you can enjoy a fine Cabernet without waiting for a special meal or occasion.

Winemaking

98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Sirah. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French and American Oak barrels.

Tasting notes

Dark and deep purple in the glass, the wine starts off with black plum and cherry aromas. Ripe blackberry and cherry flavors make for a lively palate, with hints of spicy oak lingering in the finish.

Appellation

Paso Robles

Varietal

98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 72% Petite Sirah

Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

13.9%

UPC

085200027613