Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.3520 ratings
9.251 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
David L

14’ Sea Smoke TEN.
Baked strawberries, allspice nose to it.
Cranberry, red current, dark cherry. Secondary notes of cinnamon, rose & lavender. Medium- bodied with striking acidity at first taste. Settles down quite nicely after a short decanting. Drinking in it’s prime now.

14’ Sea Smoke TEN.
Baked strawberries, allspice nose to it.
Cranberry, red current, dark cherry. Secondary notes of cinnamon, rose & lavender. Medium- bodied with striking acidity at first taste. Settles down quite nicely after a short decanting. Drinking in it’s prime now.

Nov 3rd, 2020
David L

12’ Sea Smoke TEN Estate.
Waited 3 years before I opened my last bottle. Not that it wasn’t drinking three or four years ago. It was terrific at that time! Different now...
Decanted it for 30 minutes. Nose has always sold this wine for me. No matter what vintage! Aromas of black raspberry, baked cherry pie.
The first sip delivers & carries over the black raspberry, lavender, moderate aged oak(the TEN always has healthy amount of spices) lush & long finish. Moderate acidity & muture tannins. Great time to enjoy! Will age gracefully for another 7/10 years.

12’ Sea Smoke TEN Estate.
Waited 3 years before I opened my last bottle. Not that it wasn’t drinking three or four years ago. It was terrific at that time! Different now...
Decanted it for 30 minutes. Nose has always sold this wine for me. No matter what vintage! Aromas of black raspberry, baked cherry pie.
The first sip delivers & carries over the black raspberry, lavender, moderate aged oak(the TEN always has healthy amount of spices) lush & long finish. Moderate acidity & muture tannins. Great time to enjoy! Will age gracefully for another 7/10 years.

May 15th, 2020
Bill Bender

A big lush PN that does what it does extremely well.

A big lush PN that does what it does extremely well.

Mar 21st, 2019
David L

Wow ... many great years in front of it . Decanting is still a must at this point.

Wow ... many great years in front of it . Decanting is still a must at this point.

Dec 20th, 2018
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

8.9

Must've been an off bottle. No fruit, muted nose. Not impressed at all.

Must've been an off bottle. No fruit, muted nose. Not impressed at all.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Sommelara

Cult wine!

Cult wine!

Dec 4th, 2017
Shawn R

Drinks nearly as good as the 2010 vintage.

Drinks nearly as good as the 2010 vintage.

Nov 22nd, 2017
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.1

Bright red berry, Asian five spice, vibrant oak

Bright red berry, Asian five spice, vibrant oak

Sep 10th, 2017
Mike Mayer

Soft floral and blueberry hints on the nose. A very soft, subtle combination of blueberry, plum and star anise along wth some stone and mineral on the palate. Very nicely balanced acidity melds with soft tannins to make for a great wine. Always look to SRH for great Pinots.

Soft floral and blueberry hints on the nose. A very soft, subtle combination of blueberry, plum and star anise along wth some stone and mineral on the palate. Very nicely balanced acidity melds with soft tannins to make for a great wine. Always look to SRH for great Pinots.

3 people found it helpfulDec 5th, 2015
Sean Smith

The 14s were just released in October and they are stunning. Strong notes of cherry, vanilla and baking spice with undertones of espresso and cola. Drinking great already after a brief decanting (30 mins).

The 14s were just released in October and they are stunning. Strong notes of cherry, vanilla and baking spice with undertones of espresso and cola. Drinking great already after a brief decanting (30 mins).

2 people found it helpfulNov 24th, 2016