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2004 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Botella

  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 101684-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($30): Good medium red. Raspberry, strawberry and mocha on the nose. Tighter and juicier than the Southing, with less fat but good sappy, dense fruit. Very rich but with plenty of vibrancy. Finishes with very fine, building tannins and good juicy persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2006
  • Burghound | Rating: 88

    An extremely ripe but stylish nose of spice, violets, red and blue berry fruit aromas combines with big, rich, sweet and muscular medium full-bodied flavors wrapped in a sappy, intense and nicely complex finish that displays a touch of warmth and noticeable acid tang. There is good length and plenty of character if not a great deal of elegance with better overall harmony than the Ten possesses.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    From a vineyard planted in clay/loam soils, the 2004 Pinot Noir Botella exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with black currant and black cherry aromas and a hint of flowers. Full body, sweet tannin, enough acidity to provide uplift and definition, and a textured, savory mouthfeel give this wine an early charm, but there is actually more concentration and length in this cuvee than in the impressive Southing. Drink it over the next decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Generous and complex in its presentation of ripe blueberry, wild berry, earth, mineral and sage flavors. But what's most impressive is the aftertaste, which brings all the flavors together for a wonderful finish that keeps repeating the essential flavor themes. 1,200 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Anonymous | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: Now-2011
    Author: Rhonda2too
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2006-2016
    Author: Tallydoc
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2011-2012
    Author: Drwineski
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2011-2014
    Author: Charles M71
  • Self | Rating: 91

    After laying these down for 4 years these are starting to show some restraint, but still have tell-tale California traits. Color: Garnets and rubies, nice red hues. Nose: At first a bit muted and funky. After some decant it opens up to some earthy and berry aromas, wild strawberry, nice Pinot nose. Palate: Very sharp from the get go. It needed to calm down with some decant time. Strawberry and wild berries, earth and a touch of spice. More tannic than I would have thought, but just more than you woudl expect from a Pinot. Nice but I was expecting more...have a few more to go...this has got some time, 3-4 years tops. Should be best within the next 2 years' time.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2013
    Author: Koby
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Ruby in color. Aromas of Dill, Black Pepper, and Rose. Subtle flavors of Mineral and Cherry. Light/Medium bodied. Bright texture. Long finish. A winner that is showing well now.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2010
    Author: Marty M272
  • Self | Rating: 94

    taste like candy
    Author: Todd W
  • Self | Rating: 88

    the first sip wsa the best. acidity finish and complexity. unfortunately it went down from there. too ripe.
    Author: Seaway J
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.

Sea Smoke produces Pinot Noir grown exclusively on the south-facing hillsides of their estate vineyards. On summer evenings, the Santa Ynez River canyon funnels a cool maritime fog layer (sea "smoke") across the hillsides, slowing the ripening process and providing the extended maturation period essential to the development of top-quality Pinot Noir.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 472 bottles owned
  • 211 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 211 collectors)