Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Firmly tannic, with a rich, ripe core of earth-laced wild berry and raspberry flavors, this gains depth and complexity on the long, detailed finish, reverberating with flavors.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating: 93Author: JCashman
Self | Rating: 91Drink Dates: 2012-2020Author: Phan Soek Yie
Self | Rating: 89Author: Adriel L
Self | Rating: 92Opened last night, decanted and had a couple glasses. Had I rates last night it would have been at least a few points lower. Alcohol was a bit over powering and it came across disjointed. Tonight the wine has filled out, gained weight and balance. A combination of tart, dark berry fruit, well integrated tannins, earth notes and mild spice. Based on my experience I would suggest a very long decant or maybe a two day evaluation.Author: dfkcvino
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.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 833 bottles owned
- 169 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 169 collectors)