Sea Smoke

Ten California Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.260 ratings
8.99 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
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.5

Huge jammy blackberry fruit. Very fleshy almost thick

Huge jammy blackberry fruit. Very fleshy almost thick

2 people found it helpfulMar 24th, 2013
Cody Short

Drinking very nicely

Drinking very nicely

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2014
David L

09' The nose didn't show much. Decanted for an hour. Full-bodied. Black fruits of cherry, blackberries. The front & middle palate never came together as I hoped. After just having a an amazing experience with the 2010... unfortunately not with the 09'. A nice btl.

09' The nose didn't show much. Decanted for an hour. Full-bodied. Black fruits of cherry, blackberries. The front & middle palate never came together as I hoped. After just having a an amazing experience with the 2010... unfortunately not with the 09'. A nice btl.

Nov 11th, 2015
Jason Lede

Wow, this is big.

Wow, this is big.

Sep 6th, 2015
Steve Bozich

I did not realize I had a Sea Smoke Pinot this old sitting about. Not sure if the addition few years of age added much to it. I have to admit I love their Chard/Sparkling much more than their Pinots. Bright cherry, a little smoke, hints of minerality. All in all, I do enjoy these, just not in love with them. 9.2

I did not realize I had a Sea Smoke Pinot this old sitting about. Not sure if the addition few years of age added much to it. I have to admit I love their Chard/Sparkling much more than their Pinots. Bright cherry, a little smoke, hints of minerality. All in all, I do enjoy these, just not in love with them. 9.2

Feb 4th, 2018
Bob Boyle

Beutiful garnet color, nose of cherry, raspberry and minerals, full body of cherry enveloping the palate with a full rich long finish

Beutiful garnet color, nose of cherry, raspberry and minerals, full body of cherry enveloping the palate with a full rich long finish

Mar 28th, 2016
Carl Fischer

I have high expectations for Sea Smoke, and especially for Ten, but this one didn't live up. It was good, but not great. Fortunately I served this first and followed with the '10 Ten (killer) and '11 Southing (good but needs more time). After a 5 hour decant the wine still tasted very one dimensional with nothing really jumping out.

I have high expectations for Sea Smoke, and especially for Ten, but this one didn't live up. It was good, but not great. Fortunately I served this first and followed with the '10 Ten (killer) and '11 Southing (good but needs more time). After a 5 hour decant the wine still tasted very one dimensional with nothing really jumping out.

Nov 27th, 2015
Chris Wright

Elegant wine. Can't wait to try again in a couple years.

Elegant wine. Can't wait to try again in a couple years.

Nov 27th, 2015
Richard Steinberg

Pleasure in a bottle. Ripe red cherry fruit with not so subtle raspberry behind it. If you like big Cali Pinot, this will@meet your needs

Pleasure in a bottle. Ripe red cherry fruit with not so subtle raspberry behind it. If you like big Cali Pinot, this will@meet your needs

Nov 26th, 2015
David Savi

2009 Pinot Noir - My wife didn't partake, so I drank the bottle during the course of 3 evenings, refrigerating & decanting each time. I do believe it was best on the 3rd night! Take your time with this gem.

2009 Pinot Noir - My wife didn't partake, so I drank the bottle during the course of 3 evenings, refrigerating & decanting each time. I do believe it was best on the 3rd night! Take your time with this gem.

Sep 28th, 2015