This came recommended by my highly talented wine agent. He simply said that it was delicious. My personal palette is picky with white wines so I figured I'd dash out on the limb and get some for the summer guests to the coast looking for something yummy and chilled. The name is even a no brainer for here, 'Coastal Cuvee'. I now find myself secretly hoping that I'll sell out with a bit left in the tasting bottle to take home, or better yet, maybe just spring for a bottle for more 'research' for wine blogs.
On the nose, there's a bouquet of flowers and then it suggests that it's going to be a sweet treat. It doesn't disappoint with some jasmine and herbs along with citrus on the first sip. It's crispy and clean with a lovely balance of lively acidity and fruit. It is a blend of gewurztraminer, riesling, pinot gris, and sauvignon blanc. Highlights from each of these varietals are keenly noted on the tongue in a harmonious combination that you'd expect from the winemaking skills of Brandborg from the Coastal Steppes of Elkton, Oregon.
"We put this blend together to delight your senses, to give you what we feel are the best attributes of each component of the blend, and to experiment with the interplay between them. When trying the blend with our focus groups, all made comments about the sea and the crisp spray of the ocean, mixing with the earthiness of the shoreline. So, Coastal Cuvee was born."
I find myself reaching for more because, even though it's got some green apple and honey sweetness, it's not heavy or overly sweet. It's light hearted and complex, like a great conversation on a beach blanket picnic. Pairs well with a chaise lounge or hammock as well, enjoy.
13.1% Alcohol by Volume