Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's in My Glass Wednesdays! 2009 Sauvignon Blanc by SeaGlass

Here's a fun wine I found while searching for a present for one of my best friends.  Truth be told, I almost bought her this bottle of wine because I know how much she loves the movie Spanglish.  (For those who have not seen, it is, by far, one of Adam Sandler's best roles as a serious father who loves his children.  See the below movie trailer - watch for the wine scene!)

Back to the wine... sea glass... for all those who love the beach is exquisite:
Sea Glass
(Photo from Google Images)

The shine, the iridescence, the beautiful, soft blue and green hues.  What would make a more appropriate name for a wine?  And what better wines than those sea-friendly whites - Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling?  I've only had the pleasure of reviewing of the Sauvignon Blanc for this week's "What's in My Glass Wednesdays!" but I love the idea.  Need a vacation?  Spending a day on the beach or off to sea on your brother's boat while fishing and enjoying the ocean life?  Why not grab a glass of SeaGlass Wine?

A glass of SeaGlass Sauvignon Blanc
(Photo by author)

It's the perfect wine for a hot day in Florida, California... or over the hot summer months.  Need a beach getaway?  Grab a glass of SeaGlass!

Drinking Wine on the Beach
(Photo from Google Images)

The D-2010 Scale 
2009 Sauvignon Blanc by SeaGlass Wines (Santa Barbara County, CA)
Appearance (10 points possible): Pale yellow, slightly greenish tint white wine. - 10 points
Aroma/Bouquet (20 points possible): Peach, citrus, honeysuckle, guava, and light gardenias. - 18 points
Taste (10 points possible): Slight sweetness with a creamy entry.  Citrus, guava, and honeysuckle flavors fill the mouth.  A touch of sweetness and tangy, citrus twist hit the palate in the finish - 5 points
Balance (5 points possible): The wine isn't off-balance, but there's something missing from the wine, which I think is acidity.  I can't really tell what the acid content is, but to me the wine is sort of heavy and flat. - 3 points
Finish (5 points possible): Slightly sweet finish with tropical and citrus flavors.  There's a touch of tartness as well, which off-sets the sweetness.  But it's a very friendly finish for people that enjoy that little touch of sweetness that isn't overpowering. - 2 points 
Add 50 points for attempt, packaging, closure, etc.
Total Points: 88
Overall Thought: I like this Sauvignon Blanc and the fun producer name makes this a perfect theme wine (in my humble opinion).  Personally, the wine is so light and fun that it's the perfect introductory wine into the spring and summer months.  For all those wishing to get away, create your own beach scene with this wine.  However, it is produced by Trinchero, so for me, it does have a slight reminiscence of Sutter Home wine to me.  But that may not be such a bad thing for all my readers!
Food Pairings: Think beach - shrimp, oysters, clams, light seafood or chicken salads, spicy Thai cuisine, or a spicy barbeque ribs.  Check out SeaGlass Food & Wine for more suggestions.
Cost: About $11 
Splurge Factor (out of 4): 1 - For the quality and "fun factor" this wine is not going to break the bank!
Where to buy: You can find your nearest distributor at SeaGlass's website.  :)  Cheers!

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