2020 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

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2020 SeaGlass Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

¥2,640 (incl. tax)

Seaglass Santa Barbara Chardonnay is sourced entirely from the Los Alamos Vineyard, named for its location in the Los Alamos Valley. Like Santa Barbara County’s two more famous valleys, Santa Maria to the north and Santa Inez to the southeast, the Los Alamos Valley funnels cool air in from the Pacific Ocean, making it ideal for varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Unlike those other two valleys, the Los Alamos Valley has yet to be designated as an American Viticultural Area (AVA), and so wines made from its vineyards must be labeled as Santa Barbara County. In order to highlight the coastal terroir, this Chardonnay is made in stainless steel without aging in oak barrels and without undergoing malolactic fermentation. These practices help emphasize the qualities of pure Chardonnay: stone fruit aromas as well as fresh flavors of green apple and zesty citrus. The refreshing acidity and vibrant texture make this wine a perfect complement for light pastas, grilled fish or summer salads.

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) Santa Barbara County
Winery SeaGlass
Vintage 2020
Color White
Varietal(s) 95% Chardonnay, 5% Chenin Blanc
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.5 x 30.0
Case Size 36.0 x 27.0 x 31.0
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code SG20CH
UPC 085200005772

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

Opens with aromas of apricot and lemon citrus with hints of ocean breeze. The palate is bright and rich with flavors of yellow apple and citrus. Finishes long with notes of candied lemon.

Production


Vinification

Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks without any wine undergoing malolactic fermentation. 

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