Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.264 ratings
9.26 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
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 'Southing' Pinot Noir is an outstanding effort sourced from Sea Smokes' south facing Estate Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. This Pinot Noir is absolutely delectable, however it needs some time in the glass before it begins to fully express itself. Once awakened, the nose evokes a fantastic range of aromatics from blood orange to smoky tones to red cherry preserves, which all come together beautifully. The palate reveals a wonderful velvety texture and a soft mouthfeel, backed by mouth-watering acidity along with a lovely underlying saline mineral steak. Delightful flavors of black cherry cola, mulberry, black tea and Asian spices continue to merge together and leave a gorgeous lasting impression on the finish. While is already absolutely delicious and nearly impossible to resist right now, it should also go on to age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2033- 93

The 2015 'Southing' Pinot Noir is an outstanding effort sourced from Sea Smokes' south facing Estate Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. This Pinot Noir is absolutely delectable, however it needs some time in the glass before it begins to fully express itself. Once awakened, the nose evokes a fantastic range of aromatics from blood orange to smoky tones to red cherry preserves, which all come together beautifully. The palate reveals a wonderful velvety texture and a soft mouthfeel, backed by mouth-watering acidity along with a lovely underlying saline mineral steak. Delightful flavors of black cherry cola, mulberry, black tea and Asian spices continue to merge together and leave a gorgeous lasting impression on the finish. While is already absolutely delicious and nearly impossible to resist right now, it should also go on to age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2033- 93

Feb 19th, 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
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
Mike Giffin

The Sea Smoke Ten or Southing is our Easter dinner tradition. The 2015 Southing was not on par with the run of phenomenal vintages from '12-'14. Light earthiness on the nose, medium bodied with blackberry and spices but never opened up the way I have come to expect from a bottle of Sea Smoke. A good drinking wine, but there are much better years out there.

The Sea Smoke Ten or Southing is our Easter dinner tradition. The 2015 Southing was not on par with the run of phenomenal vintages from '12-'14. Light earthiness on the nose, medium bodied with blackberry and spices but never opened up the way I have come to expect from a bottle of Sea Smoke. A good drinking wine, but there are much better years out there.

Apr 18th, 2020
Jack Reid

Nice light ruby coloring, moderately high tannins balanced by moderate acidity and stronger body. Raspberries.

Nice light ruby coloring, moderately high tannins balanced by moderate acidity and stronger body. Raspberries.

Mar 16th, 2020
Kyle Volluz

Excellent.

Excellent.

Jan 11th, 2019
Martin Sher

Took on a bit of weight with air - needs time I think

Took on a bit of weight with air - needs time I think

Dec 25th, 2018
Chris Thornton

Always delicious

Always delicious

Sep 29th, 2018
JST
9.5

Phenomenal

Phenomenal

Sep 3rd, 2018
Mike H.

Mmmm!!

Mmmm!!

Jun 15th, 2018