SeaGlass Riesling, findingourwaynow.com

This is a wine I had written about a while back.  I happened on another bottle, and thought is worth another post.

I went looking for a sweeter lighter wine that I felt my guests would prefer.  When talking with my local market wine buyer, SeaGlass Riesling was a recommendation.  I just loved the name of this wine, and their website is really cool.

SeaGlass Riesling

SeaGlass Riesling, findingourwaynow.com

SeaGlass Vineyards is located Santa Barbara County and the San Ynez valley.  It is a stunningly beautiful area.  It is different from any other wine-growing region in California. The east-west orientation of the coastal mountains forms valleys that open directly to the Pacific Ocean. This unique topography allows for the flow of fog, and ocean breezes to reach and shape the distinct microclimates.  This is perfect for the cultivation of any classic grape varietals, providing the opportunity to create some spectacular wines.

Santa Ynez Valley is an amazing area, offering natural beauty, charming inns, spas and B&B’s. While your there you can enjoy the Carriage Museum, take a nature hike at Lake Cachuma, and stroll the many shops and art galleries. The best part is the many choices you have to enjoy some world class wines.  It’s the kind of place you can visit and let the world go by in a state of utter relaxation.

SeaGlass Riesling, findingourwaynow.com

This is what the winemakers has to say about their SeaGlass Riesling:

“Our reductive winemaking style maintains the delicate varietal flavors of peach and pear with honey on the nose. SeaGlass Riesling is fermented in stainless steel tanks at cold temperatures to retain the grape’s natural flavors. This wine is bottled early and sealed with a Stelcap closure to preserve the wine’s freshness.”

The aromatic nose of SeaGlass Riesling shows ripe apricot, sweet peaches, tropical fruit with floral undertones. Concentrated, rich flavors of perfumed white flowers are supported by juicy apricots, peaches and melon with a hint of honeysuckle. A balanced acidity leads to a lingering finish in an off-dry style. SeaGlass Riesling pairs well with spicy Asian dishes, smoked salmon, lobster salad and blue cheese.” 

You can find this very reasonably priced wine at wine.com, amazon.com, Cost Plus/World Market, BevMo.com, Nugget Markets or any good wine purveyor.

I was initially drawn to the beautiful bottle.  I realize it isn’t the best way to buy wine, but it was certainly a draw in this case.  When we tasted it, we were delighted.  It was recommended that we serve it well chilled with some blue cheese, and that turned out to be a marriage made in heaven. Enjoy.

Time for a glass…

If you enjoyed reading about SeaGlass Riesling, check out Woodbridge MoscatoRisata Moscato d’Asti and Cameron Hughes Lot 311 Moscato d’Asti.

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  • Julie

    Sometimes I like a sweeter wine too.  I have to say, I do love the bottle and the name…LOL

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      This isn’t bad for a sweeter wine.  However, the get the full benefit, it does need to be well chilled. :-)

  • http://projectwhitespace.com/ Bethanyjolee

    I have to laugh. As soon as I saw the bottle I wanted to buy it. Plus, I just like a good Riesling. Then I saw that you wrote that you liked the bottle too! So funny! But look at how pretty it is. :-)
    And I’ve been to Santabarbara and it IS beautiful!! I lived in Monterey. :-)
    If I go to world market, I know I can just look for that bottle. Maybe you should write another post about how to reuse the bottle. :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I agree. It is a beautiful presentation. Santa Barbara is amazing but I LOVE the Monterey peninsula.

      It’s funny, I saved the bottles to use to serve water in outside with a cork stopper. They look really pretty as a vase with some flowers, especially daisies. :))

  • http://twitter.com/lgesin Laura Gesin

    My Dad introduced me to reisling last summer – I didn’t think I would like it because I don’t like sweeter wines, but in the summer? Perfect!  I’ve seen this in my local liquor store but thought it was a gimmick since I live 1 mile from the beach – this time of year, EVERYTHING is geared to the beach.  Your post changed my mind, & I will buy a bottle for this weekend!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      You will enjoy this one. Let me know what you think when you give it a try. Oh, make sure it is well chilled, it makes all the difference.

  • A.K.andrew

    What a beautiful color for a wine bottle & as you say a great name. I rarely drink Riesling but I’ll look for this one. Lovely description of the location Susan.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks AK, I do love to use the bottle for other things once the wine is gone. :)

  • Jamie

    Oh, I love the name, and the bottle is really pretty too. =) I’ll have to try this out sometime

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I think you will like it.  The bottle is so pretty you can use it for other things after the wine is gone.  Enjoy.  :-)

  • Elsie N.

    The name and the bottle does catch your eyes….I will have to try this wine.  When I first started drinking wine, Riesling was the variety of wine I would drink.  I will have to try this one for sure!!
     

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      It is a fun wine with a great presentation. I know you will enjoy it. :)))

  • http://graceyb.wordpress.com/ Grace

    I often pick a wine by its label!  I work within a price point and if I see a pretty label (like this one), I give the wine a try.  So far, it’s worked. I’m going to try this Sea Glass Riesling as I’ve been looking for a nice white for the summer.  Thanks for the tip

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I too am draw to pretty labels.  I believe (in fact I know) that winery carefully select their labels for that reason.  I am had a few occasions where I wasn’t overly fond of the wine but that may have been my taste not the wine’s fault.  Have fun with this one. Enjoy. :-)

  • Grace

    Susan I was at the wine store looking for a nice white when I saw the Sea Glass and remembered this post. I am enjoying a glass now in BoothbY Harbor Maine looking out over the bay. Thanks for the tip!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      That is awesome. I am so glad you are enjoying this delightful SeaGlass Riesling.

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  • Jacqueline Gum

    I was just introduced to Riesling over the Thanksgiving weekend! I never thought I liked it because I found it too sweet. But my host was exactly right in pairing it with our Thanksgiving dinner. It was a perfect compliment. I’ll have to try this brand.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jacqueline, That is very cool. A good Riesling can make for a great compliment on various foods especially around the holidays. If you do try this, let me know what you think.

  • Catarina Alexon

    Interesting that a “German” wine can be made in the United States:) Strange that it can be called Riesling considering that champagne can only be called champagne if it comes from that region in France. The United States is a long way from the Rhine in Germany.

    Remember that my parents were very fond of Riesling.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      It is isn’t Catarina. And the best part is it’s pretty darn good.

      That is a good observation. The name Riesling is associated with a wine grape where champagne is associated with a wine region and process. They were astute enough to gain the ability to restrict the use of that name for only that particular region. Every where else it is called sparkling wine. :-)

  • http://necessityofchange.com Mary Stephenson

    Love the bottle and sea glass is so beautiful. You could definitely use the bottle for crafts when the wine is gone! I much prefer that kind of wine, don’t really care much for red wines. I have been to Solvang a number of times and probably passed by the winery. Maybe next time I shall have to check them out. Sea Glass sounds like a peaceful calming clean name, it makes you want to snuggle up with a glass.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      It is much prettier in person Mary. They do make great bottles for crafts. I’ve used them for candle holders and for extra water on the table.

      You have my curiosity. Where do you live? I love the Solvang area. There are some mazing things to do and see and the wine is pretty darn good too.

      • http://necessityofchange.com Mary Stephenson

        I live in SF East Bay area. So Solvang is a bit of a hike. But have gone there on the way to LA or Hearst Castle. Did go there around December one year and enjoyed their Christmas parade and tree lighting. So much fun as it has the small town feel…where you really feel safe at night.

        • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

          Solvang has so much to offer and you can’t beat the Hearst Castle. That is one amzing place.

          That is very cool that you live so close Mary. I live in the Sacramento area and find myself in the Bay area on occasion. It would be fun to plan a meet-up sometime. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I will buy any wine that is in a blue bottle, but it’s always great when the wine is good too :) I visited the Sea Glass website as well. Looking good!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I am the same way. Blue bottles get me every time Jeri. I do believe you would enjoy this Jeri. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Love that label! :) Like you expected me to say anything else…

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Me too. The bottle is really pretty Cheryl.

  • Pamela Heady

    Isn’t it an interesting lesson in human nature to be drawn to something that appeals to you be it color, words, shape? I too will buy bottles of wine based on their labels or names. It’s fun to find creative labels and tasty wine at the same time. No, it doesn’t always seem like a perfect match, but I too would be drawn to this bottle even though I don’t typically buy sweeter wines. Your recommendation might just tempt me to try it with a perfect pairing!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I think so too Pamela. Wine labels are really interesting to me. They are branding, art and advertising all wrap up into one little label. Initially I bought the wine for the blue bottle. Now I would buy it for the wine. So I would say it worked very well. :-)

  • Meredith Wouters

    I love Reisling! Thanks for the suggestion. I always used to pick wine by the bottle and label. (Must be the decorator in me.) It’s nice to have a good recommendation so I don’t have to admit to my guests I know nothing about wine.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Meredith, You are so very welcome. Who doesn’t like a pretty bottle of wine for the table. I do believe you will enjoy, not only the bottle, but the wine inside too. :-)

  • http://www.m4bmarketing.com Susan Oakes

    I have drunk Reisling for a long time. The blue bottle does make you feel the wine would be refreshing.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      That is so true Susan. I usually drink a more robust red but I have to say I do enjoy this Riesling. :-)

  • http://chocolatour.net/ Doreen Pendgracs

    I have recently rediscovered Rieslings. Used to drink them when I was married to a man of German heritage, but as I’m not a big white wine drinker, I had turned my attention to more exotic whites such as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. Yet, I’ve found that the Rieslings I’ve tasted lately, have pleased my palate, and are notably less expensive than the alternatives, so I’ve been buying them more. Plus … I like the blue bottles!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      That’s cool Doreen. I too have rediscover a liking for Riesling and the blue bottle was the reason. :-)))

  • Scottmhuntington

    Sounds pretty good! I enjoy an off-dry Riesling so I might have to pick that up.

    Also, I used to work at a winery and we sold way more when we switched our Riesling to a blue bottle!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I really enjoy this Riesling Scott. That’s really interesting. It just goes to show that labels and bottle color really does matter. :-)

  • Adrienne

    I love Rieslings Susan and it’s good to know you can get it at Cost Plus/World Market. I have one right around the corner and I haven’t been in there in years. I just might have to give this one a try. Sounds yummy so thank you again for sharing this one with us.

    ~Adrienne

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      If you been to Cost Plus in a while you in for a treat. Aside form all the wonderful products they carry the wine selection is to die for.

      I do believe you will enjoy this wine when you give it a try. Let mw know how you did when you do. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    I have never been a huge fan of Riesing as I like a less sweet wine generally, but there occasions when it can be the perfect food partner.What are your recommendations for best things to serve with this wine?

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I generally go for a more robust red myself Debra. That said I do like this one. This Riesling goes very well with a nice aged a nice chicken or fish dish or aged Gouda, figs and some dark chocolate.

  • Alice Ross

    This wine interests me!!! Thank you for sharing this information. I will let my husband see this and try to look for this wine. I’d like this wine pair with a fish or a chicken. -http://www.seaglass.us/

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Alice, I am so happy that this was helpful. I do enjoy this wine and find it fairly easily in my area. Let me know what you think when you do. :-)