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Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Botella 2009

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Dark, lush nose. Rich, layered, gorgeous red and black berry fruit. Complex and luscious. Elegantly structured. Truly remarkable wine. 95 pts. 9/2/12 at Los Olivos Tasting Room

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Sea Smoke Cellars:
For years, vintners have coveted a stretch of land in the western end of Santa Barbara's Santa Rita Hills AVA known to have the perfect microclimate, soils, and exposure to grow world-class Pinot Noir. In 1999, fulfilling a long-held dream of owner Bob Davids, this sought-after stretch of land became Sea Smoke Vineyard. At Sea Smoke, we produce Pinot Noir grown exclusively on the south-f... Read more
For years, vintners have coveted a stretch of land in the western end of Santa Barbara's Santa Rita Hills AVA known to have the perfect microclimate, soils, and exposure to grow world-class Pinot Noir. In 1999, fulfilling a long-held dream of owner Bob Davids, this sought-after stretch of land became Sea Smoke Vineyard. At Sea Smoke, we produce Pinot Noir grown exclusively on the south-facing hillsides of our estate vineyards. On summer evenings, the Santa Ynez River canyon funnels a cool maritime fog layer (sea "smoke") across our hillsides, slowing the ripening process and providing the extended maturation period essential to the development of top-quality Pinot Noir. Our shallow clay soils are planted to French clones on vigor-reducing rootstocks, resulting in fewer grape clusters of intense flavor, and our artisinal approach to winemaking results in wines that are a reflection of the unique land on which they are grown. We believe that Sea Smoke's rare geography and commitment to quality have produced wines of exceptional complexity and grace. We hope that you agree and welcome your comments. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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09/10/2012

Dark, lush nose. Rich, layered, gorgeous red and black berry fruit. Complex and luscious. Elegantly structured. Truly remarkable wine. 95 pts. 9/2/12 at Los Olivos Tasting Room




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