2012 Sea Smoke ‘Southing’ Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills [D-95pts]


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Tasting Notes:

95 points Decanter

The 2012 Southing is a powerful pinot with dark, brooding fruit, precision and drive. The nose is alive with black cherry, cedar, and scorched herbs. Muscular, broad, and medium-to-full bodied with deep black cherry, spiced plums, and blood orange. Precise, sculpted tannins are buoyant, and the acid tension is palpable. The finish is marked by more scorched herbs, smoke, and cedar and lasts over a minute. (JC)  (4/2023)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Named after the famed vineyard’s south-facing slopes, this vintage is expertly crafted, with aromas of ripe red cherry, sandalwood, black pepper, graphite, purple flowers and damp pine needles. It’s complex, with dark red fruit and tickling cardamom spice set against fine-grained tannins. *Cellar Selection* (MK)  (4/2015)

92 points Wine Advocate

The more supple, elegant and silky Pinot Noir of the two releases, the 2012 Pinot Noir Southing was completely destemmed, saw a 3-5 day cold soak, fermented in stainless steel and then aged 16 months in 55% new French oak, with no racking. It offers terrific notes of black raspberries, cassis, subtle oak and a touch of rose petal to go with a medium-bodied, silky, elegant, yet still textured and sexy profile on the palate. Just a joy to drink, it will nevertheless evolve gracefully on its balance. (JD)  (8/2015)

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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.

Perfect condition.