Sea Smoke Ten Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills
(2010 Vintage) A brooding and intense wine. The aromas begin with notes of noble fir, grenache, dusty blueberry and blackberry cobbler. Firm, mature tannins—evidence of Ten's ageability—are followed by a long, velvety finish.
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