2008 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir Southing 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($52) Deep ruby red. Red and dark berry preserve aromas are complemented by notes of rooty sassafras, vanilla and smoky Indian spices. Sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors stain the palate and pick up a spicy quality with air, along with a note of candied rose. In a weighty style but not lacking for energy or freshness, with strong finishing thrust and a persistent note of candied flowers.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 153

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

This full-bodied red combines richness with depth and subtlety, delivering complex, expansive flavors of spicy earth, cedar, blueberry and dark berry.

Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Author: James Laube


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: Elwood
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/21/2014

Rating: 93
Author: BoxsterVino
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 07/07/2014

Rating: 94
Author: Mike N296
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/16/2013
Site Blog: Foodie Confidential Burgundy style. Subtle, rich red fruit. Appropriately constrained. Well balanced.

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Rating: 91
Author: Naperwino
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 06/12/2013

Rating: 92
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 09/07/2012
Drink Dates: 2011-2018

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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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