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Community Tasting Notes (56) Avg Score: 92 points

  • This is beautiful rich pinot. Loved it.

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  • Still a beast…and I like it! Last bottle was 4yrs ago…still dark and closer to Syrah than Pinot……the fruit is inky and liqueured with wild berry, black cherry, boysenberry…perfect ripeness to sweetness…silky smooth(Pinot!) yet still full of structure and richness. NO WAY you guess Pinot Noir here…and no way 13yrs old! None the less this is tasty stuff…Cali style! Mocha, dried leaves, dusty cedar/graphite spice, licorice, tar, Kirsch liqueur/creme de cassis mixer…smoked white peppered meat and wild purple flowers……huge creamy mouthful of flavor…..VERY youthful and still going strong!

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  • After my experience last year with the 2003, I expected this to be dense, monolithic, and atypical of the pinot grape. But, this defied expectations - it seems to have shed the baby fat, while maintaining a little acid and fruit. Certainly not austere, but not as huge as other Sea Smokes I have had.

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  • Dark color, brooding wine. Just too over the top for me, but some did like it. Made the Beaux Freres look elegant... B+

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  • Great nose with lavendar and some spice. Balanced with strong finish. Opened along with a Melville 01 Pinot "Carrie's" - the Sea Smoke was the favorite. This wine is still going strong and I like now better than when I last tasted about 2 years ago. In fact, I didn't think Sea Smoke was too my liking so I stopped buying off their mailing list after the 06 vintage. I still have a case plus of Sea Smoke wines and I look forward to drinking them with at least ten years of age.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/Feburary 2005, IWC Issue #118, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten Santa Rita Hills) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/23/2005, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten) Lovely incense, red fruit nose; red fruit, spice, with good acidity; medium finish

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