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2018 Sea Smoke Cellars Ten Pinot Noir

ITEM 7983487 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $120
Item Sold Amount Date
I8004375 6 $110 Nov 21, 2021
I7879641 1 $125 Jul 4, 2021
I7871875 10 $125 Jun 27, 2021
I7864525 1 $125 Jun 20, 2021
I7857711 2 $125 Jun 13, 2021
I7852552 1 $125 Jun 6, 2021
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PRODUCER

Sea Smoke Cellars

Sea Smoke Cellars is in the Santa Rita Hills appellation near Santa Barbara, on the Central California coast. It was started in 1999 by Bob Davids, and the estate includes 23 distinct vineyard parcels. The estate makes Pinot Noir only. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Sea Smoke’s wines “have been tremendously impressive…They all reveal intense Pinot Noir characteristics, fragrant, rich, full-bodied personalities, and abundant charm, as well as power.”

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.