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Go off on a Tangent this summer with a revolutionary Rosé and a sassy Sauvignon Blanc

tangent1Just in time for summer, Tangent canned Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc are the perfect excuse to leave the corkscrew at home.

The grab-and-go goodness is now available nationwide and is sure to be the center of every summer celebration.

Owned by Niven Family Wine Estates, Tangent creates fresh, crisp and vibrant wines that are a departure from the ordinary and the canned Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc are no exception.

Both wines are crafted with grapes sourced from the Niven family’s historic estate Paragon Vineyard in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo.

“Tangent’s new canned wines highlight the best of what is available from our certified sustainable vineyards, raising the bar on the quality of canned wines,” says John Niven, vice president of sales and marketing at Niven Family Wine Estates. “These delicious wines are ready to drink and easy to recycle without all the fuss of corkscrews and glasses.  Cans make it easier and faster to enjoy and celebrate without pause.”

Not only are the cans noteworthy, but the Rosé recipe is revolutionary.

“We thought that an innovative Rosé was the perfect way to showcase the unique attributes of our cool climate, sustainable estate,” says winemaker Christian Roguenant.

The 2016 Rosé is made with Albariño, Viognier and splashes of Pinot Noir, Grenache and Syrah. Crisp and refreshing flavors of strawberry, peach and melon burst from the can, followed by hints of rose petal and red fruit.

The 100% estate grown 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is bright, silky and racy with flavors of green apple, lime, grapefruit and lemon zest accompanied by notes of minerality and citrus aromatics. This wine is a rare example of a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc and is the perfect style to be enjoyed from a can.

Tangent’s new canned releases are perfect summer-sippers. From barbecues to beach days, to camping trips and everything in between, these wines are spontaneously enjoyable for adventurers on the go.  “With Tangent, we are constantly exploring and thinking outside the box,” says Niven. “Putting wine in cans is a refreshing new way to enjoy Tangent, so there are no summer seconds wasted by opening bottles.”

Tangent cans are 12.7 ounces each with an MSRP of $7.99. The Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé cans will be distributed nationally.

For more information, please visit tangentwines.com or visit Facebook orInstagram.


With its soils, slopes and nightly blanket of frigid fog from the sea just 5.4 miles away, the visionary Niven Family pioneered the planting of wine grapes in the Edna Valley. Since planting the Paragon Vineyard in 1973, the Niven Family continues to blaze trails in the valley – from establishing it as an official AVA in 1982, to gaining international praise for crafting pure expressions of Edna Valley’s wholly unique maritime terroir.

The Niven Family Wine Estates collection includes True Myth, Tangent, Baileyana and Zocker – each showcasing a cornerstone of the Niven Family philosophy and approach to grape growing and winemaking. Tangentcelebrates innovation and the joys of adventure with its collection of vibrant, alternative whites that electrify the palate.  The award-winning wines can be enjoyed at their tasting room, located at 5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, CA.


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