Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.2932 ratings
9.191 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Incredibly smooth Pinot. Layered fruit, subtle tannins. Nicely balanced acidity. Winner of NCWC Pinot Noir tasting. Then again at $90 this isn’t the value winner. Lol

Incredibly smooth Pinot. Layered fruit, subtle tannins. Nicely balanced acidity. Winner of NCWC Pinot Noir tasting. Then again at $90 this isn’t the value winner. Lol

Nov 9th, 2019
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9.4

The 2016 Pinot Noir Southing is terrific. Finely cut and bright, with soaring floral and citrus overtones, the Southing offers a beguiling mix of deep fruit and aromatic intensity. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint and rose petal are all finely cut in a precise, mid-weight Pinot of real distinction. This is such a pretty wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2019)

The 2016 Pinot Noir Southing is terrific. Finely cut and bright, with soaring floral and citrus overtones, the Southing offers a beguiling mix of deep fruit and aromatic intensity. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint and rose petal are all finely cut in a precise, mid-weight Pinot of real distinction. This is such a pretty wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2019)

Sep 26th, 2019
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.1

Just realized it says Monopole lol

Just realized it says Monopole lol

Aug 28th, 2018
Jay Eagan

Aging well - dark fruit dominates.

Aging well - dark fruit dominates.

Jun 15th, 2018
Corey Zamora, CSW

Super drinkable. Graceful, strawberry notes

Super drinkable. Graceful, strawberry notes

4 people found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2014
Gerry Poe

Delicious. Maybe my favorite wine right now. Dark fruit, silky smooth tannins, wonderful buttery deliciousness. This will be a staple for sure.

Delicious. Maybe my favorite wine right now. Dark fruit, silky smooth tannins, wonderful buttery deliciousness. This will be a staple for sure.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2016
Shay A
9.4

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

En mag. Gorgeous red and black fruit, more dominant blackberry and cassis. Licorice too. Starts heavy on the palate but it’s not overwhelming. I got more blueberry notes on this than most of the other pinots of the night which gave this a great sweet note. Coming from a mag, there’s no rush with these but it drank surprisingly well! You are too kind,
@Mike R !

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

En mag. Gorgeous red and black fruit, more dominant blackberry and cassis. Licorice too. Starts heavy on the palate but it’s not overwhelming. I got more blueberry notes on this than most of the other pinots of the night which gave this a great sweet note. Coming from a mag, there’s no rush with these but it drank surprisingly well! You are too kind,
@Mike R !

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The 12 is starting it prime drinking window. It’s round, full and elegant mouthfeel is stupendous.

The fruits are ripe & lush. Blackberries, dark cherries, plum, blueberries painting the background, soft baking spices, dark fresh florals, rich forest floor, good round acidity and long, well balanced, elegant finish.

The 12 is starting it prime drinking window. It’s round, full and elegant mouthfeel is stupendous.

The fruits are ripe & lush. Blackberries, dark cherries, plum, blueberries painting the background, soft baking spices, dark fresh florals, rich forest floor, good round acidity and long, well balanced, elegant finish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2018
Shawn R

Surprised on how well this showed despite its youthfulness!

Surprised on how well this showed despite its youthfulness!

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2018
Louie Christensen

Wild berries and cherries, warm earth on the nose but not the palate. Spices and red florals really make their presence known. Nice pop of acidity keeps everything moving

Wild berries and cherries, warm earth on the nose but not the palate. Spices and red florals really make their presence known. Nice pop of acidity keeps everything moving

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 2016