Sea Smoke Ten Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2006 Rated 96WE 0
Sea Smoke Ten Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2006 Rated 96WE 0 cellar1320
$424.95 (unless otherwise stated in the description, price is per bottle)
Wine Enthusiast Review
Only a Burgundian ideologue would find anything not to like about this mouth-filling Pinot that captures the essence of Santa Rita Hills. It's as voluptuous as any Pinot in California, offering waves of ripe, fleshy cherries, red currants, licorice and smoky vanilla that just don't stop in palate appeal. For all that, the wine is elegant, silky and refined. Delicious now, although a little tannic, and will benefit from decanting and aging. Bring on the steak.
Wine Spectator Review
Combines a mix of bold, ripe and richly flavored black cherry, wild berry, plum and blackberry fruit with touches of spice, cedar and wild berry. Ends with a long, elegant, detailed finish. Drink now through 2012.
The 2006 Sea Smoke Ten Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir shows deep extraction and intensity of flavor, maintains good balance across the palate, and culminates in a firm, but velvety finish. Aromas of dark plum, black cherry, currants, as well as cedar and a hint of earthiness are characteristic of this wine. We recommend decanting thirty to sixty minutes prior to drinking, particularly if consumed before 2010.