Posts Tagged Tangent

August 17: Christian Roguenant, Central Coast Master Winemaker

By Glen Frederiksen I first met Christian Roguenant (above) in 1991, when he was a judge at an international wine competition and I was serving as a wine steward. He seemed soft-spoken and easy-going, with a quick wit and twinkle in his... Read more

2010 Tangent Pinot Gris, Edna Valley

Light straw color. Aromas of apple, pine and light lime. The wine turns creamy in the mouth, picking up peach notes. Drinks more like a cool-climate Pinot Gris from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. MSRP: $17 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2011 Tangent Albariño, Edna Valley

Green-tinged light straw color. A steely/minerally nose slowly unfolds to reveal lime, green banana and a kiss of honey. The wine expands in the mouth, showing off a saline mineralty before finishing with a juicy afterflavor. MSRP: $17 (August... Read more

2010 Tangent Sauvignon Blanc, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley

Straw color. A classic herbal/grassy nose leads to impressions of ripe melon and citrus fruit. The wine is bright in the mouth, with a solid acid backbone. Get some fresh oysters on the half-shell and enjoy. MSRP: $13 (August 2012) Wine Lines... Read more