Sea Smoke Wines
Along with Kosta Browne & Pisoni Estate, Sea Smoke is the one of the most anticipated releases each fall for California Pinot Noir lovers. The Sta. Rita Hills winery was founded in 1999 and over the last 20 years has become one of the most sought after producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling wine in California's Central Coast region. They don't buy (or sell) any fruit, using only their meticulously farmed vineyards to produce very limited quantities of their fantastic wines.
Usually we only get a handful of bottles and can't make an offer like this, but in a Covid-19 world with restaurants and tasting rooms closed we've been offered a little more than usual.
$115 regular price, Taylor's arrival price $100
Wines due to arrive Sept. 14
Sea Smoke 2018 Southing Pinot Noir - From their south facing, organic- and Biodynamic-certified estate in the Sta. Rita Hills, which winemaker Don Schroeder (who has presided over the wines since 2003) deems phenomenal, makes this red “exceptionally concentrated.” The wine offers up scents of chocolate earthiness, and on the palate, roses bloom alongside structure that goes on for miles. The cherry is oak-influenced, but only a subtle hint and the finish melts in the mouth with a luscious whoosh.
Sea Smoke 2018 Ten Pinot Noir - Spiced oak aromas entice in this intense and large-boned Pinot Noir, enhanced by the marine fog (aka “sea smoke”) that travels up the Santa Ynez River canyon every evening. Made with low-vigor clones grown on shallow clay soils and aged 16 months in French oak, it has bright acidity and a dense texture. Robust meaty notes are tempered by lavender and cherry.