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8 Ratings
Sea Smoke Cellars Botella Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) "...Impressive in the mouth, it exhibits sweet currant, cherry, kirsch, smoke, earth, and licorice. Give it another six months of bottle age, and drink it over the following 5-7 years. This wine was bottled about six weeks before I tasted it, which is usually a difficult period for many wines, even those bottled naturally. In any event, this up-and-coming Santa Barbara County producer demonstrates considerable potential."-Wine Advocate

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 128, September/October 2006 ($30): Good medium red. Raspberry, strawberry and mocha on the nose. Tighter and juicier than the Southing, with less fat but good sappy, dense fruit. Very rich but with plenty of vibrancy. Finishes with very fine, building tannins and good juicy persistence.
  • Burghound
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 23, 3rd Quarter, 2006
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 166
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator