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2013 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SANTA BARBARA
abv 14.5%
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 101458-2013

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Elegantly styled, with spicy earth and floral-scented plum and raspberry flavors, offering delicate, understated notes that linger and gain depth. Drink now through 2020.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 94

    Ripe and racy on the nose, this always much-anticipated release shows black raspberry, baked strawberry, wet cement, cinnamon and mace spice and cola on the nose. The palate is surprisingly, refreshingly restrained, with sizzling acidity cutting across the chocolate-dipped black cherries, baking spice, dried oregano and rosemary that show in the midpalate.
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: kbenham
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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 869 bottles owned
  • 146 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 146 collectors)