Oaky and smoky on the nose with spicy tones layered over a core of deep, rich, black fruit. Still a bit tight this smells promising. Bright and ric... Read more
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, s... Read more
Deeper color then most Pinot's I have enjoyed. Nose had some clove and berry up front. Enjoyed the hints of other fruits and robust dusty finish th... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Southing
Oaky and smoky on the nose with spicy tones layered over a core of deep, rich, black fruit. Still a bit tight this smells promising. Bright and rich in the mouth with black fruit to match the nose. The acid is a touch low here lending this a very broad and somewhat flat mouthfeel, but the wine does feel a little tight and compact so age may help brighten things up a bit. There is very nice freshness to the fruit with obvious but balanced oak spice throughout the mid-palate and onto the moderate finish which is clipped by some wood tannin. Obviously very well made and shows promise but the lowish acidity worries me a bit. 90pts.
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
Deeper color then most Pinot's I have enjoyed. Nose had some clove and berry up front. Enjoyed the hints of other fruits and robust dusty finish that introduced some cola and a tad bit of cinnamon spice. Will hold up to red meats and will pair nicely with pasta in red sauce.
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.
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
Wow! Wonderful earthy and layered pinot. I expect a lot from Sea Smoke and this was more than I expected. Great structure, wonderful texture with earthy, loamy initial flavor with red fruit underneath. Good acidity and balance. Wish I had more bottles of this wine.
External Reviews for Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Southing
Spicy, peppery wild berry aromas carry over to the palate, with firm tannins. Tight and compact, this is an austere style that's rich and full-bodied, with enough depth and complexity to merit short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2012.
Good medium red. Superripe aromas of candied raspberry, plum, spices and flowers. Fat, spicy and sweet, with a deep core of rich red fruits. Finishes with sweet tannins and excellent length.
The most balanced of Sea Smoke's three new Pinots, Southing was aged in about two-thirds new oak, which gives rich caramel, toasted coconut and exotic spice notes to the ripe fruit flavors. The wine explodes with cherries, raspberries, mulberries and even chocolate mint, finishing long and spicy, and leaving the impression of wholesomeness and completeness. Now showing its peak of youthful vivacity, this should develop for an additional six years.
Produced from a south-facing hillside vineyard, the 2002 Pinot Noir Southing reveals a ruby/purple in addition to abundant aromas of sweet cherries, currants, and hints of plums and flowers. Made in a Cote de Beaune-like style, with sweet kirsch and black cherry flavors mixed with spicy wood as well as loamy soil notes, the Southing is more open and evolved than the Botella. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.
Tremendous richness, depth and concentration, with a gush of blueberry, wild berry and blackberry fruit that offers intensity, lively acidity and enough tannins to merit short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2011.
A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Southing 1500ml
Vivid red. Expressive aromas of cherry compote, blackberry, licorice and smoky herbs. Lush, creamy cherry and dark berry flavors provide very good palate coverage and are framed by velvety tannins. A plush, weighty style of pinot that is energized by juicy acidity and finishes with very good focus and grip.
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