Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.3357 ratings
9.026 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
Jay Eagan

Aging well - dark fruit dominates.

Aging well - dark fruit dominates.

Jun 15th, 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
Neil McNally

Past it's prime

Past it's prime

Jun 13th, 2017
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.3

Really takes awhile to open up but it's worth the wait. Intense red fruit and spice with bracing acidity. A hair heavy on the oak for me but overall I'm pretty impressed with this bottle.

Really takes awhile to open up but it's worth the wait. Intense red fruit and spice with bracing acidity. A hair heavy on the oak for me but overall I'm pretty impressed with this bottle.

Dec 28th, 2016
Ed Lehrman

From Magnum. Very tasty and would be even better decanted.

From Magnum. Very tasty and would be even better decanted.

Dec 14th, 2016
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.0

Needs time

Needs time

Dec 5th, 2016
Drew Falkman

Fine but way overrated. Highly extracted Pinot.

Fine but way overrated. Highly extracted Pinot.

Nov 27th, 2016
Scott Wren

Super ripe. Plummy.

Super ripe. Plummy.

Nov 18th, 2016
Stephanie Losee

An old friend.

An old friend.

May 3rd, 2016
Brian Mitchell

Had this in the vineyard two days ago. Fairly rich and robust compared to many other Sta. Rita Hills Pinots. Definitely a crowd pleasing, showy wine.

Had this in the vineyard two days ago. Fairly rich and robust compared to many other Sta. Rita Hills Pinots. Definitely a crowd pleasing, showy wine.

Apr 23rd, 2016