2003 Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Ten

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 93
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2003 Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Ten

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2005
The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Pinot Noir Ten offers up stunning aromas of violets creme de cassis cherries and flowers. It is an extraordinary wine that coats the palate with great viscosity richness and layers of... The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Pinot Noir Ten offers up stunning aromas of violets creme de cassis cherries and flowers. It is an extraordinary wine that coats the palate with great viscosity richness and layers of flavor. There is a seamless integration of wood acidity tannin and alcohol. A tour de force this exquisite example of Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills should drink well for a decade. This wine was bottled about six weeks before I tasted it which is usually a difficult period for many wines even those bottled naturally. In any event this up-and-coming Santa Barbara County producer demonstrates considerable potential.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2005
Excellent intensity with pure ripe plum wild berry fresh earth and boysenberry flavors that are silky in the mouth and supported by firm tannins. There's a subtle richness and underlying layer of complexity that slowly... Excellent intensity with pure ripe plum wild berry fresh earth and boysenberry flavors that are silky in the mouth and supported by firm tannins. There's a subtle richness and underlying layer of complexity that slowly shows itself. Drink now through 2010. 500 cases made.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2006
Good saturated deep red. Dark raspberry and musky espresso on the oaky nose. Juicy firm and structured but also satisfyingly fat and sweet with a finer grain and a higher pitch than the Southing. Still the mocha and... Good saturated deep red. Dark raspberry and musky espresso on the oaky nose. Juicy firm and structured but also satisfyingly fat and sweet with a finer grain and a higher pitch than the Southing. Still the mocha and chocolate flavors show an almost Rhone-like ripeness. Finishes with substantial but soft tannins and a positive dryness. This should benefit from a year or two of cellaring.