About Seaglass 2018 Rose, Monterey County
From Seaglass Rose from Monterey County is one of the best values in the market today. Grapes are sourced from northern Monterey where cool breezes and fog blowing in from the Pacific Ocean, allow the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly as they develop the delicate fragrances, silky structure, bright acidity and complex flavors. Crafted in a minimalist style to show off the wine's bright, fresh flavors, pretty aromas and lovely pale pink color, winemakers use a gentle touch from start to finish. The wine is composed entirely of free run juice with no pressed grapes at all, resulting in a softer-styled, lighter-bodied wine. To preserve the wine's delicate fragrance and crisp acidity, winemakers forego malolactic fermentation. Instead, the wine is cold fermented in stainless steel to capture the purest expression of fruit, 57% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 5% Verdelho. This wine was a Platinum Award winner at the 2019 San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge and was just awarded a Double Gold, Best of Class and a 99 point scored in the California State Fair Wine Competition!!
Wine Review Online scored it 92 saying "This tasty rosé features lots of ripe, juicy fruit recalling red cherries and watermelon, with fine balancing acidity. Above all, it has excellent gulp-ability, by which I mean that it isn’t a wine to study, but rather one to enjoy by the pool or as a reward after warm weather work."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine rated this a "Best Buy" and scored it 90 points saying "Pale in pink, this bottling, by one of the best value brands on the market today, shows refreshing aromas of chalk, light cherry and strawberry on the nose. There’s a chalky tension to the palate that wines three times this price strive for, with flavors of wet cement, peach and more strawberry."