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Sea Smoke Pinot Noir "Southing" Santa Rita Hills 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

"Each year, our goal for Southing is to create the idealmarriage of complexity and elegance. The ever-changing nose of the 2016 Southing exhibits boysenberry, dried cherry, savory spices and fresh plum. The fine tannins and minerality are enhanced by our estate vineyard’s characteristic cool climate acidity" - Notes from the Producer

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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

Member Reviews for Sea Smoke Pinot Noir "Southing" Santa Rita Hills

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Snooth User: William Djubin
14644711,176
5.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/21/2014

As promised. Dried Cranberries, Wild Cherries and Vanilla. Great job Sea Smoke 2012. Thanks Bob, Sea Smoke, Jordan and Anthony @ Barolo Ristorante.


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535424,422
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/03/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535424,422
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/09/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: ddouty
4317741
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/09/2008

Very smooth once decanted 60 minutes. Should be cellared for 1 more year.

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Smooth

Snooth User: steelwaste
9213736
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/06/2008

Great wine! Decanting does nothing but add to the experience. Good balance; the mid palate rocks.


Snooth User: Snewo
2954153
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/29/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: sunfish06
55296615
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 08/11/2010

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Sea Smoke Pinot Noir "Southing" Santa Rita Hills

External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

One of California's Cult-Pinot Noirs, Sea Smoke Southing vineyard sits in the scenic Santa Rita Hills appellation. The wine is a big and bold style of Pinot Noir, with plenty of deep red fruit character, spicy complexity, and well integrated oak.



"Each year, our goal for Southing is to create the idealmarriage of complexity and elegance. The ever-changing nose of the 2016 Southing exhibits boysenberry, dried cherry, savory spices and fresh plum. The fine tannins and minerality are enhanced by our estate vineyard’s characteristic cool climate acidity" - Notes from the Producer

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