Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Southing 2006
Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 94 Yes, even for a California Pinot, this is a big, strong, full-bodied wine. Southing always is. It could almost morph into a Cabernet Sauvignon. But who cares? Its compellingly delicious, and isnt that what wine is all about? Flavorwise, it tastes of cherries, oranges, red currants, violets, raspberries, cedar and peppery spices, with 65% new oak. The tannins will help carry it across the finish line by 2012
Soft, velvety, bigger. Light sweetness. Very pinoty. More acid. Smoky bacon nose.
Fantastic! More subtle than its bigger, fruitier brethren with a long, beguiling finish. Not so thick and plush. Less power, more finesse. Highly recommended.
great wine, getting harder to find the 05 and 06
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Wine Tasting NotesThe 2006 Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir shows elegant fruit, a rich middle palate, firm tannins and Sea Smoke Vineyards signature cool climate acidity. Aromas of wild blueberries, violets and a subtle dustiness are characteristic of this wine. We recommend decanting thirty to sixty minutes prior to drinking, particularly if consumed before 2010.
The 2006 Pinot Noir Southing exhibits an evolved medium ruby color as well as a big, spicy, earthy nose displaying hints of roasted herbs, sweet cherries, and red currants. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium-bodied wine with complex flavors, melted tannins, and plenty of red fruit as well as tart cherries. It should be drunk over the next 2-3 years given its seemingly fast track evolution.
Firm and well-structured, with a mix of spicy dried berry, currant, blackberry and blueberry, picking up a nice touch of mineral and sage and ending with well-integrated tannins. Drink now through 2012. 3,750 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Southing 1500ml
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