Clements Hills, Central Valley

Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Decant for sediment and pour. A distinguished dark crimson color. On the nose: muted notes of sour cherry, touch of stewed meat, raspberry, rich soil, crushed rocks, and slight vanilla. Taste: Nice!...an elegant, smooth, soft, beautiful mouthfeel wine with sour cherry, spice, smoke, minerals, herbs, and a strawberry cedar medium finish. Bravo! It's got a few more years left in it. — 4 days ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Tom Garland excellent pull and pour!
Jill Young

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Haven’t had a Sea Smoke in ages - it never disappoints!

Domaine de la Côte

Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

This was the wine featured in Somm 3 that was lighter in weight, more elegant & transparent than most Pinots I have tried showing cherry, strawberry, mineral, spice & floral notes showing good balance with nothing out of place. — 16 days ago

Ira, Shay and 6 others liked this

Kessler-Haak

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2011

Hits all the Pinot Noir marks! Maybe 10 years aged helped too. Rich smooth well balanced flavor pallet with light elegant grape/fruit spice and tart notes, enough tannin end to be real and even reinforce the flavors, and a pleasant earthy aroma when you first lift the glass. I’ll look for more but I doubt that I can wait as long. — 6 days ago

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Arcadian

Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Out of a .375. I was concerned as the cork crumbled as if it were made out of sand. Filtered multiple times as I tried to remove cork bits. Very spicy and floral on the nose . In the mouth a medley of red fruit and herbs . Very lively acids and almost resolved tannins. Not sure time will do much for the palate but it might add additional complexity to the nose. — 12 days ago

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Scott Rose

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Maan, haven’t seen that winery in maybe 15 years? Remember the chards being pretty solid.
Ira Schwartz

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@Scott Rose Joe Davis likes to make age worthy wine .

Foxen

La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Absolutely fantastic Vino I’mGod smoky cherry flavor oh yeah — 5 days ago

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Foxen

John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

2018 vintage. Great, full nose. Medium body. Not overtly fruity but just enough along with an elegant finish. Delish. — 13 days ago

Ira, Jason and 5 others liked this

Sine Qua Non

Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache 2009

It was a Sine Qua Non night (which are always my favorites!). This was surprisingly tight given its age. Came back to it a couple of days later and it was SO MUCH better. If you have this in your cellar and are planning to pull it soon, I’d suggest a 4-hour decant to let it open up. It’ll be fantastic! — 15 days ago

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What a pull

Domaine Jean Francois

The Twelve Rows Sanford and Benedict Proprietor's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Santa Rita chard from a storied vineyard by the Terlato guys(!) It’s actually quite nicely balanced, solid effort — 9 days ago

Steven, Martin and 8 others liked this

Domaine de la Côte

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Plush, jolly rancher. Mouthfeel is fat. All around, surprisingly unstylistic for DDLC. — 11 days ago

Shay, Bob and 4 others liked this

Tyler

La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Cranberry compote goodness. Lovely nose. — 10 hours ago

Shay, Bob and 2 others liked this