Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.2433 ratings
9.251 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Surprised at how well this is holding up! Cocoa dusted dates, old graham cracker, roasted cranberry aromatics; very little acidity but structure is very much in tact; clay covered blackberry finish.

Surprised at how well this is holding up! Cocoa dusted dates, old graham cracker, roasted cranberry aromatics; very little acidity but structure is very much in tact; clay covered blackberry finish.

Mar 31st, 2019
David L

11’ Sea Smoke Ten . Santa Barbara area made some very good 2011’s. Previous notes still apply.

11’ Sea Smoke Ten . Santa Barbara area made some very good 2011’s. Previous notes still apply.

Apr 21st, 2018
David L

11’ Sea Smoke Ten.
A bit nervous when I pulled the cork. It’s fine.
Decant is still a must. The acidity dissipated after an hour.
Color- Nose- palate - finish. Pretty aromas of bright cherry & blackberry are accented by toastiness from the French oak.
The elegant aromatics give way to fruit flavors of MORE big Cherry, plum skins, ripe raspberries 👍,dusty nutmeg in a silky, seamless textures. While the fruit forward characteristics are quite noticeable...(bit short on the back of the palate)
Hard to put down the glass though!
Love Sea Smoke TEN. Edit- So much better after the 2nd hour. finishing with much more length.

11’ Sea Smoke Ten.
A bit nervous when I pulled the cork. It’s fine.
Decant is still a must. The acidity dissipated after an hour.
Color- Nose- palate - finish. Pretty aromas of bright cherry & blackberry are accented by toastiness from the French oak.
The elegant aromatics give way to fruit flavors of MORE big Cherry, plum skins, ripe raspberries 👍,dusty nutmeg in a silky, seamless textures. While the fruit forward characteristics are quite noticeable...(bit short on the back of the palate)
Hard to put down the glass though!
Love Sea Smoke TEN. Edit- So much better after the 2nd hour. finishing with much more length.

Mar 19th, 2018
Amanda Amanda

Sultry. 2004 was silky after open about 20-25 minutes. Awesome wine. Just needed a minute to catch her breath.

Sultry. 2004 was silky after open about 20-25 minutes. Awesome wine. Just needed a minute to catch her breath.

Feb 11th, 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
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
Rory Parness

Foursquare yacht club

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1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2015
Chanse Cooper

Awesome!!!!

Awesome!!!!

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2015