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33 Ratings
Sea Smoke Ten Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) "Full-bodied, purse, and impressively rich, with enough acidity and tannin to provide delineation, this powerful yet elegant, impeccably crafted beauty will drink well for 7-8 years."-Wine Advocate This is the inaugural vintage of our showcase Pinot Noir “TEN”, so named because it is comprised of our favorite barrel lots of each of the ten Pinot Noir clones on our estate vineyard. Dark and brooding on the nose at first, soon aromas of bright raspberries and exotic sweet spices evolve – cardamom...

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Deep red. Exotically perfumed nose offers a wild array of dark berry, cherry, incense and floral scents. Spicy red and dark berry flavors are refreshingly bitter but became sweeter with air, gaining a white pepper and baking spice character. Really stains the palate, finishing with outstanding cling and length. I was looking for oakiness but didn't find it. Curran noted that she's as meticulous as possible with her winemaking, leaving as little as possible to chance. As she put it: "Spontaneity i...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/06