2006 Sea Smoke ‘Southing’ Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills [WE-94pts]


3 in stock


Tasting Notes:

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Yes, even for a California Pinot, this is a big, strong, full-bodied wine. Southing always is. It could almost morph into a Cabernet Sauvignon. But who cares? It’s compellingly delicious, and isn’t that what wine is all about? Flavorwise, it tastes of cherries, oranges, red currants, violets, raspberries, cedar and peppery spices, with 65% new oak.  (12/2008)

92 points Int’l Wine Cellar

Saturated red. Powerfully scented nose displays sexy red and dark berry liqueur, candied cherry and a musky floral quality. Deeply concentrated black raspberry and cherry flavors are energized by tangy minerals and pick up rooty licorice and sassafras with air. Finishes with notes of black pepper and smoky Indian spices and excellent persistence. (JR)  (12/2008)

91 points Decanter

The 2006 is a lovely forest-rich nose of conifer and pine, black tea, black cherry, plums, and sandalwood. The medium-bodied palate here is dense with racy acidity and a core of dark cherry fruits, blood orange, mint, dark chocolate, and very fine-grained tannins softening into a satiny profile. The finish is long and clean, and overall, this is a lovely, compact wine… (JC)  (4/2023)

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Storage History:

Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.


Please note: The item in the photos is the exact item you will receive.

Some label imperfections as shown, otherwise perfect.