2008 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir Ten 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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Drink Dates: 2010-2018
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($80) Saturated ruby. Deep, pungent aromas of black raspberry, cherry pie, vanillin oak and smoky Indian spices. Sappy, palate-coating cherry and dark berry compote flavors show an exotic floral pastille quality and hints of clove and mocha. A distinctly rich, fleshy pinot that will aggravate Burgundy purists, but this wine makes quite a statement.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 153

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: tyn2danet
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2013-2023

Rating: 94
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/25/2011
Drink Dates: 2013-2019

Rating: 93
Author: BoxsterVino
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/28/2013

Rating: 92
Author: Naperwino
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 06/12/2013

Rating: 89
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/26/2011

Average rating: 89, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

381 bottles owned by 137 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: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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