Tangent Eccelstone 2008

White Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $17.00 $11.49
Save $5.51 (32%)
Item No. 110993
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

"This has become one of my favorite wines to make each vintage. I taste through the individual lots of all the tangent varieties, plus a few "extra" wines. I then make a few different trial blends. The wine seems to take on a life of its own during this process, and I very soon arrive at the final blend. It is an exotic wine, strongly inspired by the wines found in the Alsace region of France. It is very aromatic and flowery, a touch sweet, and wonderfully refreshing. Try it with any spicy food." - Christian Roguenant,Tangent Winemaker

Blend: 56% Pinot Gris, 13% Viognier, 13% Riesling, 8% Pinot Blanc, 8% Muscat, 2% Albarino

Learn About Tangent Map ItMap It

Welcome to tangent, where pure flavor and alternative varietals intersect. And that"s not just an intriguing marketing phrase. Well, it is, but we really mean it. We start with grapes of intense varietal character, grown in the cool, temperate Edna Valley. Winemaker Christian Roguenant works his magic, and we ultimately bottle fresh, crisp and vibrant white wines. No Chardonnay...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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