October 16, 2021 | Greg Thomas
As cooler weather appears on the horizon, we have some exciting offerings here at the tasting room. Come by and see us and take advantage of these specials, enjoy a glass of wine and escape from the daily grind.
2016 Chardonnay 3-pkg Special
Los Alamos Vineyard was planted back in the 1990’s, lies between the cool Santa Maria Valley appellation to the north, and the warmer Santa Ynez Valley to the south. The region seems to have the best characteristics for both of those AVA’s. The vineyard consists of mainly sand and limestone soils. We pull our fruit from the same
area of the vineyard each vintage. 100% Chardonnay, clone 4, picked at night at 23.9 Brix,
and pressed without skin contact and fermented in neutral Franch oak barriques.
The wine was then aged for 20 months in about 20% new oak and the balance in neutral oak. 100 % malolactic fermentation.
An old school rendition of Santa Barbara County chardonnay. Nose of tropical fruits, citrus and vanilla cream, followed by flavors of pineapple & fuji apple, notes of lemon creme brûlée, rich mouthfeel with a kiss of crisp acidity and spiced apple on the finish.
Retail - $90 Special - $81 discounts for Club Members
2016 Sangiovese - Estelle Vineyard
The vineyard lies in the northeast corner of the Los Olivos AVA, bordering Happy Canyon AVA. The soils are well drained sandy loam, with cool wet winters and a warm dry summer. A bit warmer then its neighbor Ballard Canyon to the west, and a bit cooler then Happy canyon to the east. Seal Beach Winery has been working with this vineyard for over 10 years.
The grapes were first used to make our 2016 Rose of Sangiovese, being gently
pressed leaving about 30% of the grape. They were then added to the rest of the
grapes, providing a wine with extended skin contact leading to deep purple color
and added structure. This wine will pair with your favorite pasta dish with red
sauce or if you are in the mood to BBQ, smoked BBQ pork ribs.
Hints of black tea & cherry on the nose, followed by bright flavors of
raspberry & cherry. The tannins build slowly across your palate,
leading to a rich finish with notes of cured meats.
Coming soon.....2016 Malbec - from Happy Canyon AVA