2005 Sea Smoke - Chardonnay 1.5L

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WA 92   Collector 91
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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

Revealing more orange rind, lemon zest, honeyed grapefruit, and restrained minerals in a full-bodied, closer to the vest-style is the 2005 Chardonnay Sea Smoke. Enjoy this beauty over the next decade.

Drink Dates: 2007-2017
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 172

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 91
Author: Brad Coelho
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation A rare bottling of their own Chardonnay, as Sea Smoke?s cult-like Pinot Noir fruit has almost completely obscured its white partner from Burgundy. An unabashed, frank representation of the varietal, sporting ripe fig, toffee, honeyed pear, anise and a layer of sweet toast that may bother some Chardonnay purists. Thick and a touch jellied in the mouth, but w/ ample acidic definition that keeps the pulse of its intense flavors in check along to the finish. Not nearly as fascinating or complex as Brewer Clifton?s Sea Smoke masterpieces, but sure to win over a lot of fans for its sheer self-indulgence

Average rating: 92, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

75 bottles owned by 64 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

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Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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