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

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An ideal marriage of complexity and elegance. The seductive nose of the 2009 Southing exhibits fresh leather, rose wa...

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Beginning to show age in 2014. Tobacco, leather, musty raisins on nose and palate. Needed about thirty minutes to fully open. Deep cherry austerity... Read more

Definitely a wine that needs time to open up. Great wine! Nice earthy aroma with dark fruit and some oak. As the wine opened up the good tannin ... Read more

Ever notice how your friends ask you if they should save the $10 bottle you just got them for a special occasion? What a silly people we Americans ... Read more

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User Reviews for Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Ten

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Snooth User: cma238
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/03/2014

Beginning to show age in 2014. Tobacco, leather, musty raisins on nose and palate. Needed about thirty minutes to fully open. Deep cherry austerity. A regal wine, for certain.


Snooth User: John Andrews
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/29/2009

Definitely a wine that needs time to open up. Great wine! Nice earthy aroma with dark fruit and some oak. As the wine opened up the good tannin showed through with decent acidity, red fruit and nice long finish.


Snooth User: redatom
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/13/2009

Ever notice how your friends ask you if they should save the $10 bottle you just got them for a special occasion? What a silly people we Americans are. We think all wines are like this one—outrageously expensive and inaccessible when, in fact, there are a lot of great wines in our market that are cheaper per fl oz than a microbrew. This is not one of them. It is a great wine—subtle, soft, smooth, a touch of oak and spice, a touch of fruit—but I hesitate to recommend it for anything but the most special of occasions. Weighing in at well over $100, the law of diminishing returns applies in spades.


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

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Intense, ripe and vibrant, exhibiting a mix of blueberry, wild berry, black cherry, spice, mineral and crushed rock. Elegant, balanced and tight. Needs time. Drink now through 2016.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Combines a mix of bold, ripe and richly flavored black cherry, wild berry, plum and blackberry fruit with touches of spice, cedar and wild berry. Ends with a long, elegant, detailed finish. Drink now through 2012.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

This very dense, tannic Pinot Noir represents a triumph for the winery, the vintage and the region it represents. A multi-clone blend (hence the name) with high, cool-climate acidity and aged in 100% new oak, it's still young, fresh and tight. The astringency throws a cloak over the raspberries, cherries, rosehip tea and Indian spice flavors, which reveal themselves only reluctantly. But they're there, in an imposing texture of velvet and silk. This enormous wine demands time. The window seems to be 2012-2025.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

The medium ruby-colored 2006 Pinot Noir Ten (which signifies the 10 different clones from which it is produced) reveals a sumptuous perfume of raspberries, black cherries, strawberries, underbrush, and spice. Volnay-like in the mouth with loads of red fruits, medium to full body, sweet tannins, and good acidity, this complex, evolved Pinot should be consumed over the next 3-4 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Pinot noir's herbal, rhubarb and earthy root vegetable character is there in the flavors, while the texture is huge and rich. It's a combination of brisk and hot, the ocean and the desert meeting in a pinot for herb-roasted quail.


External Review
01/03/2012

This very dense, tannic Pinot Noir represents a triumph for the winery, the vintage and the region it represents. A multi-clone blend (hence the name) with high, cool-climate acidity and aged in 100% new oak, itrsquo;s still young, fresh and tight. The astringency throws a cloak over the raspberries, cherries, rosehip tea and Indian spice flavors, which reveal themselves only reluctantly. But theyrsquo;re there, in an imposing texture of velvet and silk. This enormous wine demands time. The window seems to be 2012ndash;2025.


External Review
11/28/2012

Each year, our goal for Southing is to create the ideal marriage of complexity and elegance. The seductive nose of the 2010 Southing exhibits fresh crushed flowers, persimmon, morels and cola. The fine tannins and minerality are enhanced by our estate vin


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Winemaker's Notes:

An ideal marriage of complexity and elegance. The seductive nose of the 2009 Southing exhibits fresh leather, rose water, black cherry, violets and hint of macerated cherry. The fine tannins and minerality are enhanced by Sea Smoke's estate vineyard’s characteristic cool climate acidity. Barrel aged in French oak (55% new). Alcohol 14.5%. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.

An ideal marriage of complexity and elegance. The seductive nose of the 2009 Southing exhibits fresh leather, rose water, black cherry, violets and hint of macerated cherry. The fine tannins and minerality are enhanced by Sea Smoke's estate vineyard’s characteristic cool climate acidity. Barrel aged in French oak (55% new). Alcohol 14.5%. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.

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