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 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 producers 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.