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SeaGlass Pinot Grigio 2015

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
    13.55% ABV
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    13.55% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    SeaGlass Pinot Grigio beautifully showcases Santa Barbara’sunique coastal terroir. Pretty aromas of lemongrass, grapefruitand honeysuckle lead to lush flavors of ripe pear, apple and hintsof tangerine. Clean and crisp with traces of minerality on thepalate, this wine has mouthwatering acidity and a light, tartfinish making it especially food-friendly. SeaGlass Pinot Grigio isa natural with all kinds of seafood and lightly spicy Asian fare.

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    SeaGlass

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    SeaGlass, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
    Every once in awhile, a casual stroll on the beach yields an unexpected treasure—an unbroken shell, an unusually shaped stone, a piece of sea glass. Occasionally, the same thing happens with wine.

    SeaGlass Wines are the perfect choice for today's more adventurous wine consumer looking for new wines and new wine styles. SeaGlass is finished with a Stelcap closure for freshness and convenience. SeaGlass wines pair perfectly with today's flavor centric cuisines.

    Santa Barbara

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    With a dry and mild climate cooled significantly by moist ocean fog and breezes, Santa Barbara County is a grape-grower’s dream. Part of the larger Central Coast appellation, Santa Barbara is home to Santa Maria Valley and Santa Ynez Valley. The conditions here provide an opportunity for nearly effortless production of high-quality cool-climate wines. This is also the site of the 2004 film Sideways, which caused Pinot Noir’s popularity to skyrocket and brought new acclaim to the region.

    Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the stars of Santa Barbara, producing wines marked by racy acidity. Crisp Sauvignon Blanc and savory Syrah are also important. The region is home to many young and enthusiastic winemakers eager to experiment with less common varieties including Chenin Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Trousseau Gris, Gamay and Cabernet Franc, making it an exciting area to watch.

    Pinot Gris/Grigio

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    Showing a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness, this “white” variety is actually born out of a mutation of Pinot noir. The grape boasts two versions of its name, as well as two generally distinct styles. In Italy, Pinot grigio achieves most success in the mountainous regions of Trentino and Alto Adige as well as in the neighboring Friuli—all in Italy’s northeast. France's Alsace and Oregon's Willamette Valley produce some of the world's most well-regarded Pinot gris wine. California produces both styles with success.

    In the Glass

    Pinot Gris is naturally low in acidity but full ripeness is necessary to achieve and showcase its signature flavors and aromas of stone fruit, citrus, honeysuckle, pear and almond. Alsatian styles are aromatic (think rose and honey), richly textured and sometimes relatively higher in alcohol compared to its Italian counterparts. As Pinot Grigio in Italy, the style is often much lighter, charming and fruit driven.

    Perfect Pairings

    The viscosity of a typical Alsatian Pinot Gris allows it to fit in harmoniously with the region's rich foods like pork, charcuterie and foie gras. Pinot Grigio, on the other hand, with its lean, crisp, citrusy freshness, works well as an aperitif wine or with seafood and subtle chicken dishes.

    Sommelier Secret

    Given the color of its berries and aromatic and characterful potential if cared for as it is allowed to fully ripen, the Pinot grigio variety is actually one that is commonly used to make "orange wines." An orange wine is a white wine made in the red wine method, i.e. with fermentation on its skins. This process leads to a wine with more ephemeral aromas, complexity on the palate and a pleasant, light orange hue.

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