Red

2005 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 497

  • hanasowner wrote: 89 points

    July 27, 2019 - Opened 30 minutes in advance...very nice tasting for what it is...mature Pinot that is still hanging on to some fruit...recommend drinking up.

  • Jonathan T Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 10, 2019 - Not as good as it might have been 2 or 3 years ago, but I will say this. I wolfed down about 3/4 of a bottle in about 30 minutes. And I kind of feel dirty doing so. It is still delicious and clearly irresistible. I can't get over how great this vintage was for Sea Smoke.

  • LorenzoIlMagnifico Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 22, 2018 - Soft, mature Pinot Noir. Some tannin but not overpowering. Spicey in the mouth. Seems to be at its peak.

  • Jonathan T wrote: 92 points

    October 10, 2018 - Note: This is a bottle was purchased from the grey market, not one of my own bottles purchased from the winery on release. I always thought the '05 Southing was the best wine I ever had from Sea Smoke. Today's bottle, while still good, is not as good as it once was. Still beautiful and elegant, but it's definitely lost some of its fruit and the remaining alcohol is subsequently more pronounced. Every great wine will inevitably come to an end. Drink this up!

  • Scotty51 wrote: 93 points

    June 15, 2018 - 13 years old and still amazing.

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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.

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

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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 2,044 (36%)
  • Consumed 3,640 (64%)

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