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Kati Stubblebine
 
September 30, 2017 | Kati Stubblebine

Taylor Noelle Tempranillo Coming Soon!

Our Taylor Noelle Tempranillo will be released next month, and let me be the first to tell you it is wonderful. Before we get into the details of this specific bottle, a quick lesson on Tempranillo



Tempranillo, as you may have guessed it, is a grape of Spanish origin. It is a red grape variety known for making full-bodied wines. Tempranillo is a diminutive of temprano, or "early", because it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. 

Tempranillo is known for being a well balanced blend of fruity and earthy; and our Taylor Noelle Tempranillo is no exception. I cannot get over how well balanced this wine is. For people who are normally scared off by earthier wines, I urge you to not let that descriptor scare you. This wine packs plenty of fruit- cherries and figs without tasting overtly sweet or cloying. 

Perhaps a big selling point for this Tempranillo is how easy it is to pair with food. It will pair well with milder foods, but it also has the ability to compliment spicier foods wonderfully, which is why we will be serving it alongside Paella at our Harvest Party on October 14. 

I already have plans to bring a bottle of this Tempranillo to Thanksgiving dinner this year, as I think it is sure to be a hit with all red drinkers. You do not believe me? Try it for yourself! It will be debuting in the tasting room this October, and will be the star of the show at our Harvest Party. Not only will we be serving it alongside Paella from Paella For All Occasions by Chef Billy Tompkins and chocolate from Love Some Chocolate. Those who attend will also have access to a Tempranillo case special, so do not miss out- buy your ticket today! 

 

Time Posted: Sep 30, 2017 at 1:03 PM Permalink to Taylor Noelle Tempranillo Coming Soon! Permalink
Kati Stubblebine
 
August 23, 2017 | Kati Stubblebine

One Bottle (Or Bag) Is Never Enough

One bottle is never enough. Somehow this is a lesson I've yet to learn. 

I spent this past weekend camping with my boyfriend's family in Leo Carillo, up near Malibu. 

Here is a photo taken a short ways away from our campground: 



This is where I would post a photo of the growler bag full of Rosé of Grenache that I brought along. The problem? It was gone before I got a chance to take a picture.

I should have known. One 1.5 liter growler bag for 6 adults? No way. One bottle (or bag) is never enough, and leftover wine is never a problem. Needless to say I'll be bringing an army of growler bags with me on my next adventure. 

Have you taken our wine on any adventures lately? Let us know! Share your photos with us.  


 

 

 

 

Time Posted: Aug 23, 2017 at 5:58 PM Permalink to One Bottle (Or Bag) Is Never Enough Permalink
Kati Stubblebine
 
July 12, 2017 | Kati Stubblebine

A Gold and Silver for the Seal Beach Winery!

The tallies are in, and our wines are winners! 

The Orange County Wine Society awarded our 2013 Chardonnay a gold medal in this year's Commercial Wine Competition. Our 2012 Syrah also faired well, bringing home a silver medal. 

 

The competition, which is a part of the Orange County Fair, is in it's 41st year. The competition is accepted as California's finest and most meticulously judged California-only wine competition. 

We are so thrilled to have been awarded a gold and silver medal for our wines! This adds to the list of awards we've received, including recently having two wines on our menu awarded 93 points by Wine Enthusiast. 

You can purchase our Gold Medal Chardonnay herePurchase our 2012 Syrah here. 

Or, stop by the winery to taste our award winning wines today! 

Time Posted: Jul 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM Permalink to A Gold and Silver for the Seal Beach Winery! Permalink
Kati Stubblebine
 
June 28, 2017 | Kati Stubblebine

July 2017 Newsletter

 

 

Seal Beach Winery

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 101, Estella Vineyard, Los Olivos DistrictNew Release

2016 Rosé of Grenache, Estelle Vineyard, Santa Barbara

Our last Rosé of Grenache was a hit, and we think this one is even better. 

A fruit forward rosé with hints of watermelon and strawberry, this wine is perfect served chilled with a Summer salad or our P'tit Basque. 

This is one of our kegged wines, so stop by to fill up your growler this July. 

You can learn more about our growler program here: Growler Program

 

Cheese of the Month

Grana PadanoP'tit Basque; France, sheep's milk

This sheep's milk cheese from France's Basque region is aged for a minimum of 70 days, during which it develops a basket-weave pattern similiar to that of Spain's Manchego cheese. P'tit Basque has a smooth, sweet flavor with a nutty finish, and pairs wonderfully with our fruit forward Rosé of Grenache. 

 

Events

Red White and Rosé, it's Independence Day! 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. 12:00pm-4:00pm 

We will be OPEN on July 4th! Growlers will be buy one get the second 50% off all day, and stop by from 12:00pm-2:00pm for our Earlybird Special: 30% off growler fills of our new Rosé of Grenache. 

 

Announcements

Summer Hours are here!  
Through August 31, we will have special​ extended hours until 9:00pm on Wednesday's and Thursday's.    

Weekday Specials 
Don't forget our Weekday Specials- $7 wine by the glass on Wednesday's, a free glass of wine with any growler fill on Thursday's, and raffles on Fridays! 

 

                              

Photo by Tony Hoffarth via Flickr

Tasting Room Closed

We will be closed on Friday, July 21st, for a members only party. 

 

 

 

Wednesday 4:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 1:00-9:00pm

 

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Los Alamitos CA 90720
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Time Posted: Jun 28, 2017 at 5:43 PM Permalink to July 2017 Newsletter Permalink
Michael Dawson
 
June 3, 2017 | Michael Dawson

Rosé is the Passion for Summer

What is Rosé and who do we get there?  Very good question which takes us down a road with many forks.  Rosé can be made very sweet, semi-sweet, dry, still, sparkling, from white grapes, from grey grapes and from red grapes.  They can be fresh stainless steel immediate same year release wines or aged for almost a decade in large Spanish Casks.

The Estelle Vineyard is in the new Los Olivos District AVA.  This region is in the warmer portions of Santa Ynez Valley.  The Bordeaux, Rhône and Italian varietals predominate.  Grenache from Estelle is intense with a ripe Brix and acid to balance out the wines.  The Rosé have a lighter pink color with notes of ripe strawberry, orange, watermelon and sometimes with a hint of allspice.

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Kati Stubblebine
 
May 18, 2017 | Kati Stubblebine

May 2017 Newsletter

Seal Beach Winery

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 101, Estella Vineyard, Los Olivos DistrictNew Release

2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Rio Vista Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

Reminiscent of the Summer rosés of Sancerre. The scent of orange zest, watermelon and rose petals leads into a crisp fruit forward rosé with tastes of strawberries, watermelon and tart cherries.

A light blush of orange-pink color, this wine pairs well with just about anything. Try it with steaks off the BBQ, shellfish, or a creamy brie. 

Buy it here ->

 

Cheese of the Month

Grana PadanoDélice d'Argental; France, cow milk
This triple cream brie from Burgundy is made by hand from cow's milk. Its richness paired with its extremely smooth texture complements our Rosé of Pinot Noir beautifully. 

 

Events

Mother's Day Special

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrate Mother's Day at the tasting room! Enjoy a glass of rosé for the special Mother's Day price of $6.00. 

 

Memorial Day Special
Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Stock up for your Memorial Day BBQ's. All growler fills are buy one get one 50% off.

 

 

 

The Spring Celebration on May 6th has been canceled. Look for a Summer Celebration event coming soon!

 

 

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Time Posted: May 18, 2017 at 10:27 AM Permalink to May 2017 Newsletter Permalink
Kati Stubblebine
 
April 25, 2017 | Kati Stubblebine

Road Trip Diaries

I have always dreamt of road tripping down the coast of California, and this past week that dream finally became a reality. 

We started in my hometown of San Francisco, then took 4 days to make our way back down to where we live in Seal Beach. We converted our 1998 Astro van into a camper by sewing curtains for the windows, squeezing a full sized sleeping mat where the seats should be, and stringing twinkle lights along the ceiling. 

The unsung hero of the whole operation was, without a doubt, our growler bag full of Red Blend. 

We loaded up the car, threw our growler in the ice chest, and hit the road. Never again will I road trip or camp without one. 

We played like kids at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, hiked along the coast every chance we got, explored little towns we'd never heard of, and packed as much as we could into each day. At the end of those days, though, we pulled into a campsite, started a fire, and kicked up our heels, glass of wine in hand. 

I've brought a bottle of wine camping exactly one time. I didn't know where to put it, I worried about it getting too hot in the car, I worried about about the glass breaking as it rolled around in the back seat. All these concerns are taken out of the equation with the growler bag. Good wine in an easy to store package, make a beautiful setting that much more relaxing. 

Red Blend at the Sunset Sate Beach Campground. 

Slightly less full at the Hearst San Simeon State Park Campground. 

Refugio State Beach Campground. 

Enjoying some wine on the beach. 

I highly recommend every campground we stayed at on our trip, as well as everything we did, but my number one piece of advice to you, whether you're driving down the Coast or camping nearby: don't forget the wine. 

Time Posted: Apr 25, 2017 at 10:28 AM Permalink to Road Trip Diaries Permalink
Paige Belanger
 
February 22, 2017 | Paige Belanger

Featured Pairing: Pinot Noir Reserve and Cana de Oveja Cheese

Our goal at Seal Beach Winery has always been to create wine that tells a story. The 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve, one of the newest additions to our expansive tasting room menu, certainly fits this bill. Blended from four different grapes encompassing two vineyards and three different clones (2A, 115, and 667), ths wine is Sta. Rita Hills. The 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve fully encompasses the unique tastes and qualities of Sta. Rita Hills Wines, creating a mosaic of blissful wine country in a single sip. 

Each beautiful quality of our new Pinot Noir is a direct product of this expert blending of grapes. The pretty floral and spice tones in the bouquet of rose petals and strawberry is the expression of Cloe 115. The Clone 667 influence can be detected in the deep, brilliant color and the intensely dark fruit nose, while the smokiness, spice, and earthy complexity in the body of the wine is a gift from the Clone 2A. What results is an exquisite red wine with a world of bold and exciting flavors to discover. 

While Pinot Noir notoriously pairs well with sheep's milk cheeses, our wine in particular really elevates this pairing to its fullest potential. The amazingly supple and earthy flavors in the Cana de Oveja make a perfect match with the same qualities in the wine, cancelling each other out on the palate and allowing full expression of fruitiness and creaminess.

Treat yourself to this decadent combination, and many more, by ordering an artisan cheese plate alongside your favorite wines in the tasting room! 

Time Posted: Feb 22, 2017 at 12:27 PM Permalink to Featured Pairing: Pinot Noir Reserve and Cana de Oveja Cheese Permalink
Paige Belanger
 
February 10, 2017 | Paige Belanger

Comfort Flavors for the Wind and Rain

I've never met a person that doesn't love comfort food. And, if you're looking at this website, you certainly love wine as well. If you're looking for a little something that satisfies your comfort food cravings and also lets you sip on some beautiful Seal Beach wine, you're definitely in luck.

This particular batch of chili is super easy to whip up, and our bottles of smoky. fruity Grenache are always available in the tasting room. The mild spice from this particular recipe livens up the fruit-forward aspect of the Grenache, while the smokiness of the wine melds with the spices in the chili. It's a win-win situation for both the delectable beverage and the hearty, delicious dish! 

Here's the recipe to follow, or modify howevery you choose. Want to skip the beef? Add some more beans! Need a little more heat? Add some more cayenne to set your palate alight. And, if you want to know my secret, throw in a spoonful of chocolate chips or nutella. Just trust me, it's amazing. 

Seal Beach Winery's Spicy and Savory Chili

Time Posted: Feb 10, 2017 at 6:20 PM Permalink to Comfort Flavors for the Wind and Rain Permalink
Paige Belanger
 
January 25, 2017 | Paige Belanger

Seal Beach is for Lovers

I'm sure we can all remember our first Valentine's Day with the sweetheart of our youth, quickly exchanging heart-shaped boxes of chocolate with shaky, awkward hands. As we all got older, the tradition of Valentine's Day evolved. With adult partners, we've all gone through the ordeal of pinning down reservations at crowded restaurants and shopping for the very best wine to bring along on our romantic evenings. 

What if you could do both--nibble on bites of delicious chocolate like we did on our first Valentine's Days and appreciate that glass of beautifully crafted wine that came with adulthood? This Valentine's Day, Seal Beach Winery wants to bring you the extravagance of a date night out with the comfort of sweet, creamy chocolate. On Tuesday, February 14th (in case you need to be reminded!), we will be offering two glasses of wine off of our expansive wine menu  accompanied by our new artisan Chocolate Cheese Plate for $15. Between the amazing price and the cozy intimacy of our tasting room, we know you'll be happy you took your date to Seal Beach Winery! 

Time Posted: Jan 25, 2017 at 4:45 PM Permalink to Seal Beach is for Lovers Permalink