There are several delicious reasons to raise a glass to our local community this season. The new wines that are getting introduced — 30A Coastal Dunes, The Seaside Wine Project and 30A — are ready to be enjoyed.
The Seaside Wine Project
Now in its third vintage, the Seaside Wine Project has seven varietals available, all of which were hand selected by Seaside founders Robert and Daryl Davis. Focusing on traditional winemaking methods, all seven varietals are beautiful expressions of the many different terroirs in Sonoma County, Calif., where they are grown and produced.
Whether you’re looking for a chardonnay to drink while you watch the sunset over the Gulf, an elegant red to enjoy with a meal or a piece of Seaside you can take home, the wines of the Seaside Wine Project are sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
The Seaside Wine Project wines are available by the glass or bottle exclusively from the following Seaside merchants: Modica Market, 45 Central, The Shrimp Shack, Bud & Alley’s, Great Southern Café, Amavida Coffee & Tea, and Raw & Juicy.
30A Coastal Dunes
Brought to us by locals Charles Modica of Modica Market in Seaside and restaurateur George Barnes, 30A Coastal Dunes Wine Company takes its name from the rare dune lakes present along Scenic Highway 30A.
The 2012 Coastal Dunes cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley’s storied Oakville District was made to be enjoyed with food but is spectacular on its own. Lush black cherry and berry notes on its nose, a soft, velvety texture and hints of spices and cedar on the palate all come together to form a balanced, near-perfect expression of what a Napa Valley cabernet should be.
30A Coastal Dunes also brings us its 2014 chardonnay, sourced from some of the most famous sites in the fabled Russian River Valley. Using only the finest grapes and encouraging a delicate balance of fermentation in French oak barrels and large concrete eggs, winemaker Peter Seghesio crafts a rich, full-bodied chardonnay. Be on the lookout for two exciting new wines coming from 30A Coastal Dunes in the next few months.
30A Chardonnay and 30A Red Blend
The sunshine on the label says it all: the 30A Company’s 30A chardonnay is a bright, complex chardonnay, created through a partnership of 30A.com founders Mike and Angela Ragsdale and Mercer Estates, which has been growing wine in Washington State for more than 125 years. With fermentation split evenly between oak and stainless steel, a creamy mouthfeel develops, but it remains light enough to enjoy on a warm summer day. The closing act is a Stelvin closure, allowing you to open the wine anywhere without a corkscrew.
In addition to the chardonnay, the 30A red blend offers bright fruit flavors with notes of vanilla. All the different varietals in this blend were picked at their peak and aged for two years in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Buy these wines while you can; the combination of fantastic wine and the iconic 30A Company’s logo is bound to sell out fast.