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2004 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing
- Central Coast
- Sta. Rita Hills
Community Tasting Notes 306
iamandyc wrote: (91 points)
May 12, 2016 - Very similar to my last bottle roughly one year ago. Pop and four. Drank over two hours. The fruit in this bottle seemed a bit past its prime as cola flavor has changed to root beer. Wine also had a slight brown tinge on the rim.
Vinnut Likes this wine: (92 points)
March 20, 2016 - Second notes on this wine. Deep, dark garnet in color with no signs of aging. Full, forward and attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, strawberries & plums with overtones of earthy & spice notes, minerals, anise, cola, mocha, herbs, vanilla, some cedar & a hint of heat (Alc. @ 14.7%) in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, rich, lush, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blueberries & plums, with spices, cola/sassafras, mocha/coffee, minerals & some earthiness. Silky smooth lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present & appears to be at or close to its peak of development although given fruit & structure, it should easily last longer but any further development may be minimal. Showing quite well at 12 years of age!
iamandyc wrote: (91 points)
May 22, 2015 - Heavier, extracted style of pinot in 2004. Cherry color with a lighter to watery rim. Nose is strong with cherry, spices and a hint of cream. Body is fairly viscous. Attacks the palate right away with cherry fruit and heavy spice but finishes with a touch of cherry cola and honey. Very interesting and improved its integration and balance on 2nd day. Not for burgundian purists! Still going strong but I'd say it's slightly past peak as freshness is waning.
cjsavino Likes this wine: (92 points)
November 22, 2014 - Darkened color in the glass for a pinot. The nose is filled with spice and dried citrus fruits. The taste profile closely follows the nose, with a greater emphasis on the dried citrus.
tederf wrote: (90 points)
June 16, 2014 - Fruit still showing well. Strawberry and bright red cherry.
Pro Reviews 3
By Stephen Tanzer
September/October 2006, IWC Issue #128 (link)
(Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing Santa Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
3rd Quarter, 2006, Issue #23 (link)
(Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Southing Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
7/19/2008 (link) 91 points
(Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing) From magnum - Bright cherry red color; lovely floral, raspberry and cherry nose; raspberry, tart cherry, black cherry and sour cream palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.
- Vintage 2004
- Type Red
- Producer Sea Smoke
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation Southing
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
- UPC Code 859012000023
- Pending Delivery 15 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,257 (38%)
- Consumed 2,027 (61%)