Tangent Winery

805-269-8200 4915 Orcutt Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Welcome to tangent, where pure flavor and alternative varietals intersect. And that’s not just an intriguing marketing phrase. Well, it is, but we really mean it. We start with grapes of intense varietal character, grown in the cool, temperate Edna Valley. Winemaker Christian Roguenant works his magic, and we ultimately bottle fresh, crisp and vibrant white wines. No Chardonnay in sight. Not that we don’t love Chardonnay; we do. (Check out www.baileyana.com and you’ll see why.) An option is always welcome however, especially when it comes to eating. Most food seems to cry out for clean, lively wines with good acid structure. So we set out to find these wines, and realized there are few here in the States. We also found that no California winery was purely focused on alternative whites. And as our family has given us the incredible opportunity to create and manage new projects, we realized we really had something here. Something we could build for now, and for generations in the future. With Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • Hi guys:I was at a local wine and liquor store today; I buy quite a bit of stuff from them but don't really know any of the staff. It was quite warm and I was out running errands. I decided to stop by and pick up a few bottles of inexpensive wine (sub $15) that I can use in part for cooking.I guess maybe my hand was a little sweaty or something ... Read More

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  • Tangent Grenache Blanc Edna Valley 2010

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    Salty, savory minerality on the nose with cantaloupe and honeydew. Rich and full on the palate with nice minerality and is a tad chalky, yet crisp. Melon flavors. Nice wine.89 pts.3/9/13 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Tangent Ecclestone 2009

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    Florals, minerals and citrus zest on the nose. Dominant aromas from the Riesling and Grenache. Nice, crisp and zesty flavors of melon, pear, mandarin orange and stone fruit. Aromatic and flowery. Refreshing and a touch sweet. 89 pts.3/9/13 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Tangent Sauvignon Blanc Edna Valley Paragon Vineyard NV

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    Light, crisp, and refreshing with citrus tones. Not a standout but a good solid wine. Very drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by jsfishmom


  • I'm heading to LA for a dinner with Numanthia on Thursday June 14th, hopefully I'll see some of you there, but if anyone is up for dinner on the day either before or after that day let me know. I'm making plans soon so I just want to line something up before b uying the tickets! Read More

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  • I taste a lot of wine, both for work and pleasure.  I would like to get better at it, but I don't know how.   While I am able to pick out varietals, and often, even regions, pretty accurately, I want more than that. I want to be able to pick out all of the wine's nuances, both on the nose and on the palate.  Often when I am tasting I find that o... Read More

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  • Tangent White Blend San Luis Obispo County Ecclestone 2008

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    This is one of the most balanced wines I've ever tasted. Will buy it again next week! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Tangent Albariño Edna Valley 2010

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    Elements of sea salt are peppered throughout the palate in this refreshingly bright varietal. Reccomended paring: sea food, by tasting associate. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Tangent Albariño Edna Valley 2007

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    Crisp, dry, refreshing Read More

    Wine review by rugbydan14


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