52 Ratings
Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills

Wine Details


Pinot Noir



Wine Description

"The deep ruby-colored 2003 Pinot Noir Southing exhibits a complex bouquet of damp earth, underbrush, and sweet, smoky cherries in addition to a medium to full-bodied, velvety-textured palate, outstanding purity, impressive persistence, and a long, concentrated finish. It benefits significantly from 30-60 minutes of airing. In fact, my score rose with each ten minute interval, a very positive sign. This 2003 Pinot should drink well for 5-7 years. This wine was bottled about six weeks before I tas...

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  • International Wine Cellar
    Red-ruby. Strawberry, raspberry and nutty oak on the nose. Quite firm and dry in the mouth, with darker fruit flavors and more shape and grip than the Botella. Finishes oakier and longer, with firm tannins. This was aged in 60% new oak, vs. 45% for the Botella.
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