Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.259 ratings
9.24 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
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
Greg Gregory

Just arrived at the Restaurant and we'd have been better to have waited a few years.

Just arrived at the Restaurant and we'd have been better to have waited a few years.

Jan 14th, 2017
Graham

Palate moving away from these wines. Still good for what it is meant to be.

Palate moving away from these wines. Still good for what it is meant to be.

Jul 7th, 2020
Ming L
9.4

To my surprise, the nose is fruitier and fresher, but less depth and complexity, than the Fort Ross Pinot. But makes no mistake, it’s still immensely enjoyable.
The palate is what really set its apart, warm and textured, nice balance of red and dark fruits. As it opens up, the palate gets richer, with every sip presenting a slightly different flavor mix: Mushroom, tea leaf, lavender, thyme, mint, hint of smoke meat. Round acidity provides firm spine. Elegant tannins.
Possibly my favorite Pinot.

To my surprise, the nose is fruitier and fresher, but less depth and complexity, than the Fort Ross Pinot. But makes no mistake, it’s still immensely enjoyable.
The palate is what really set its apart, warm and textured, nice balance of red and dark fruits. As it opens up, the palate gets richer, with every sip presenting a slightly different flavor mix: Mushroom, tea leaf, lavender, thyme, mint, hint of smoke meat. Round acidity provides firm spine. Elegant tannins.
Possibly my favorite Pinot.

Jun 28th, 2020
Adam Zell

Received as a gift and enjoyed the Pinot Noir, however there weren’t any interesting characteristics that stuck out as making this a unique wine or worth the price.

Received as a gift and enjoyed the Pinot Noir, however there weren’t any interesting characteristics that stuck out as making this a unique wine or worth the price.

Apr 4th, 2020
Betsy Schermer

@Paul T- Huntington Beach is this better?

Feb 1st, 2020
Austin Blackwell

Give this a long decant. Tight upon opening and after I let a glass stay out for an entire evening it changed for the better. Shows the nice deep berry and savory flavors you would hope for from a Santa Barbara Pinot. Definitely full bodied but not sweet.

Give this a long decant. Tight upon opening and after I let a glass stay out for an entire evening it changed for the better. Shows the nice deep berry and savory flavors you would hope for from a Santa Barbara Pinot. Definitely full bodied but not sweet.

Feb 19th, 2019
Douglas Flinn

Best Pinot Noir in the USA, IMHO.

Best Pinot Noir in the USA, IMHO.

Dec 4th, 2018
Graham

Needs more air than we had time

Needs more air than we had time

Nov 23rd, 2018