Sea Smoke

Ten California Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.270 ratings
8.911 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
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
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
Dean Bernal Sr.

2009 Sea Smoke “Ten” Amazing juice. Rich and full of structure. One of my fav Pinots

2009 Sea Smoke “Ten” Amazing juice. Rich and full of structure. One of my fav Pinots

May 5th, 2020
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
Jim McCusker

One of the better Sea Smoke wines I’ve had in quite a while, this incarnation of Ten is terrific. More reminiscent of a Santa Lucia pinot than Central Coast, this has an intensity that is surprising given its age. Great layers of fruit with enough acidity to keep it alive, this is just terrific!

One of the better Sea Smoke wines I’ve had in quite a while, this incarnation of Ten is terrific. More reminiscent of a Santa Lucia pinot than Central Coast, this has an intensity that is surprising given its age. Great layers of fruit with enough acidity to keep it alive, this is just terrific!

Oct 30th, 2017
Craig Williams

Just a bit ripe, with confectionery aromas. Fat, long and black cherry-cola flavors. A wine of the sun.

Just a bit ripe, with confectionery aromas. Fat, long and black cherry-cola flavors. A wine of the sun.

Feb 2nd, 2017
Charles Garrison

Corked...ugh

Corked...ugh

Jan 9th, 2017