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2005 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 504

  • vinolovers wrote: 93 points

    January 8, 2022 - A dark cherry coloring when poured. Lots, Lots of cherry notes along with some mature red fruit. Incredibly smooth. has aged well for Calif. pinot but probably at its peak!

  • StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 21, 2021 - A rare PN in that both wifey and I liked it.
    It's a broad-shouldered PN (as far as that goes) that has some chic oak. Rich and in your face with good tannins and great acidic backbone.
    Easy drinking, easy to like. Very young. Not particularily complex.
    Went well with all dishes at Pecorella.

    At this pricepoint, however, I can think of a huge number of better choices to satisfy our palates.

    This means I'm almost done with this year's getting-to-understand-PN chores.

  • nebbiol-ho wrote: 88 points

    September 11, 2020 - At 14.7% abv, this attacks like grenache. Mouth-filling, new world Pinot. Smoke, purse leather, raspberry/blueberry jam, cherry syrup. Gains complexity as it opens up.

  • steinersing wrote: 91 points

    March 7, 2020 - this feels reasonably warm climate - quite solidly made. obvious new world pinot.

  • PJHaveron Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 29, 2019 - Drank over two nights - still showed good depth and complexity although at the end of its life cycle

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  • By Linda Murphy
    11/23/2007 (link)

    (Sea Smoke, Southing Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

    (Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing Santa Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2007, Issue #28 (link)

    (Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Southing Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/12/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing) Medium bright cherry red color; red fruit and roses nose; tasty, tart red fruit and cherry with good depth; medium-plus finish

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Sea Smoke Pinot Noir, Episode #291, 8/10/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir) #2; COLOR-medium dark; NOSE-a little tighter; concrete aspect; cherries & raspberry; TASTE-more weight than the Botella; little Venison; pepper; strawberry; a little more New World; a good wine; very fresh; WS-92/94; GV-93

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/9/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing) Ripe cherry, smoky palate; tasty, ripe cherry palate with well integrated oak; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 Codes 859012000023, 877591002788

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 46 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,952 (34%)
  • Consumed 3,796 (66%)

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