2018 SeaGlass Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 SeaGlass Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

¥2,970 (incl. tax)

With a Mediterranean climate that’s hot and dry yet influenced by the nearby Pacific Ocean, Paso Robles is gaining a reputation for Rhone, Italian, Spanish and even Portuguese grape varieties. But it also produces fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 Seaglass approach to making Cabernet is to preserve the rich flavor and bright acidity of the fruit. This means fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by aging in French and American oak barrels. In 2018, the blend is almost entirely Cabernet Sauvignon, but 3% Petite Verdot adds character with pepper spice, color and tannins. The results speak for themselves: bright flavors, vibrant acidity, and soft but rich tannins. Decant this wine for an hour or so and note how the plum and cherry fruit and notes of spice develop in the glass. It’s a much more complex wine than the affordable price would suggest!

Winery


Winery Description

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.

About this Wine


Country USA
Region California
Appellation(s) Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo)
Winery SeaGlass
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Verdot
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.0 x 30.5
Case Size 32.0 x 24.5 x 31.5
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code SG18CB
UPC 085200027613

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

90 points – Wine Enthusiast. 

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

Production


Vinification

Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French and American Oak barrels.

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