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Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Southing 2007

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Southing is a marriage of complexity and elegance. The seductive nose begins with a combination of dried and fresh flowers then blueberries fresh chanterelle and a hint of guava. The voluptuous mouthfeel and fine tannins are balanced by our estate vineyard's characteristic cool climate acidity.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Southing

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,882
4.50 5
11/12/2009

Cola and sassafras on the nose with a cool, deep quality to the fruit that draws you in the glass to discover the notes of perfumed wood, crayon, sand, and coco butter. This is very bright up front with a lovely leafy quality that serve to draw out the deep, dark black raspberry with it touch of coffee grinds and bitter earth component that add another layer of contrast This finishes with very fine bitter cherry fruit and some small but stiff tannins that add a fine touch of mouthgrab. There’s a lot going on here and this is still young but it show’s incredible poise on the palate. 93pts


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4.00 5
11/12/2009

Bright and hot, this wine is certainly not simple. It's full of baking spices, tar and leather, cherries, black licorice and oak. The most pleasant part is the finish, which is long but mellow but fills the mouth and is full of red fruits.


Snooth User: TUDOR
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3.00 5
02/03/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Southing

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/07/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Southing 1500ml


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02/05/2010

The 2007 Southing is a marriage of complexity and elegance. The seductive nose begins with a combination of dried and fresh flowers, then blueberries, fresh chanterelle, and a hint of guava. The voluptuous mouthfeel and fine tannins are balanced by our estate vineyards characteristic cool climate acidity. Santa Rita Hills Appellation.



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Southing is a marriage of complexity and elegance. The seductive nose begins with a combination of dried and fresh flowers then blueberries fresh chanterelle and a hint of guava. The voluptuous mouthfeel and fine tannins are balanced by our estate vineyard's characteristic cool climate acidity.

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