Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Southing 2004
Wine Spectator Review Rated 93 Generous and complex in its presentation of ripe blueberry, wild berry, earth, mineral and sage flavors. But what's most impressive is the aftertaste, which brings all the flavors together for a wonderful finish that keeps repeating the essential flavor themes. Drink now through 2011.
Second bottle only one left; will be difficult to hold back. This is one of my favorite 04s to date. A number of the 04 PNs, I have found to be too acidic and hot. Drank over about 90mins. Raspberr, strawberry, spice, a touch of sweetness. A big wine but not syrah like. Improves with times should give some air. Was only beginning to open up after 90mins.
Dark ruby, nearly opaque in color. Nice, classic pinot nose, but no pinot funk. Rich, extracted style but has overall balance. Dark berry and cherry with some interesting mineral and anise components. Some hints of spice and finishes with a little bit of heat. Long, sustained finish. Still has some younger tannins and could stand a few more years in bottle. On the whole, a very good wine. Too bad this wines seems to get more expensive every year!
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