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2018 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

ITEM 8103674 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$120
Item Sold Amount Date
I8218786 12 $87 May 15, 2022
I8161770 3 $80 Apr 3, 2022
I8152889 3 $80 Mar 27, 2022
I8145345 1 $80 Mar 20, 2022
I8137511 4 $80 Mar 13, 2022
I8130783 1 $80 Mar 6, 2022
I8130267 1 $80 Mar 6, 2022
I8125257 1 $80 Feb 27, 2022
I8120502 2 $80 Feb 20, 2022
I8029997 6 $92 Dec 19, 2021
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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

Extremely suave aromas of rich black cherry, caramel cream and spearmint make for a wondrous, elegant and silky nose on this monopole bottling. Chiseled, expertly polished tannins frame the more delicate sip, where the black-cherry-cream flavors are enhanced by star anise and nutmeg accents.

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.