Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
The 2007 Southing is a marriage of complexity and elegance. The seductive nose begins with a combination of dried and fresh flowers, then blueberries, fresh chanterelle, and a hint of guava. The voluptuous mouthfeel and fine tannins are balanced by our estate vineyard's characteristic cool climate acidity.
A fabulously rich and approachable Pinot Noir that offers everything now, yet will also age. The considerable tannins will protect it in the cellar for a good 6–8 years, but it’s so fresh and vibrant in cherries, red currants and oak-inspired red licorice that it’s hard not to drink it now. Hard to exaggerate the deliciousness factor.
For years, vintners have coveted a stretch of land in the western end of Santa Barbara's Santa Rita Hills AVA known to have the perfect microclimate, soils, and exposure to grow world-class Pinot Noir. In 1999, fulfilling a long-held dream of owner Bob Davids, this sought-after stretch of land became Sea Smoke Vineyard.
At Sea Smoke, we produce Pinot Noir grown exclusively on the south-facing hillsides of our estate vineyards. On summer evenings, the Santa... View More