SeaGlass Rose 2018
A beautiful reflection of Monterey County’s pristine coastal terroir, our Rosé opens with fragrant wild strawberries and dried rose petals on the nose. Flavors of juicy cherry and ripe raspberry are balanced by refreshing acidity and a crisp finish. This vibrant wine is a diverse menu partner, pairing exceptionally well with prosciutto and melon or crab cakes with spicy aioli. To preserve the delicate fragrance and crisp acidity. We fermented the wine at cold temperatures in stainless steel, with no malolactic fermentation. Shaped by cooling breezes funneled in from the Pacific Ocean, Monterey County is renowned for grapes with an elegant balance of flavor and acidity.
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 - one taste, and you know you’ve found something special, something unique. SEAGLASS Wine Company gets its name from the shards of glass that are polished—over decades—into beautiful, one-of-a-kind gems by the natural ebb and flow of wind, sea and fog. SEAGLASS offers a rewarding discovery of high quality, fresh, bright flavorful wines with a casual yet sophisticated take on California’s Central Coast wine growing region.It’s time you discovered SEAGLASS Wines.
A geographic and climatic paradise for grape vines, Monterey is a part of the greater Central Coast AVA and contains within it five smaller sub-appellations, including Arroyo Seco, San Lucas, San Bernabe, Hames Valley and the famous Santa Lucia Highlands. The climate is relatively warm but tempered by cool, coastal winds, allowing the regions in Monterey County an exceptionally long growing season. Bud break often happens two weeks sooner and harvest tends to be two weeks later compared to other surrounding regions.
Monterey’s coastal side, where the cooling ocean fog allows grapes to develop a perfect sugar-acid balance, excels in the production of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Warmer, inland subzones are home to fleshy, concentrated and full-bodied reds like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel.
Chardonnay, covering about 40% of vineyard acreage, is the most widely planted grape in all of Monterey County.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.