2006 Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Ten
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • WE 96
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92
  • CG 92
  • WA 91

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2008
Only a Burgundian ideologue would find anything not to like about this mouth-filling Pinot that captures the essence of Santa Rita Hills. It’s as voluptuous as any Pinot in California, offering waves of ripe, fleshy... Only a Burgundian ideologue would find anything not to like about this mouth-filling Pinot that captures the essence of Santa Rita Hills. It’s as voluptuous as any Pinot in California, offering waves of ripe, fleshy cherries, red currants, licorice and smoky vanilla that just don’t stop in palate appeal. For all that, the wine is elegant, silky and refined. Delicious now, although a little tannic, and will benefit from decanting and aging. Bring on the steak.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2008
Combines a mix of bold ripe and richly flavored black cherry wild berry plum and blackberry fruit with touches of spice cedar and wild berry. Ends with a long elegant detailed finish. Drink now through 2012. 1500 cases made.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2008
Deep bright red. Sexy raspberry blackberry and kirsch on the nose with fresh rose and vanilla scents adding complexity. Broad and deep offering sexy dark berry and Asian spice flavors with velvety tannins lending shape. A... Deep bright red. Sexy raspberry blackberry and kirsch on the nose with fresh rose and vanilla scents adding complexity. Broad and deep offering sexy dark berry and Asian spice flavors with velvety tannins lending shape. A big rich pinot but with gentle acidity adding cut and lift to the back end. Finishes with suave blackberry liqueur and bitter cherry notes and excellent persistence.
CG 92
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, October 2008
Nothing short of a powerhouse Pinot that is unstinting in both deep fruit and rich oak, this very plush, full-bodied bottling pulls back from the brink of runaway excess and shows remarkably good balance for the very big... Nothing short of a powerhouse Pinot that is unstinting in both deep fruit and rich oak, this very plush, full-bodied bottling pulls back from the brink of runaway excess and shows remarkably good balance for the very big wine that it is. Still a bit gruff and a touch taut at the finish, it never lets go of its wonderfully keen fruit, and all signs point to an impressive peak some five or six years down the line.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2008
The medium ruby-colored 2006 Pinot Noir Ten (which signifies the 10 different clones from which it is produced) reveals a sumptuous perfume of raspberries, black cherries, strawberries, underbrush, and spice. Volnay-like... The medium ruby-colored 2006 Pinot Noir Ten (which signifies the 10 different clones from which it is produced) reveals a sumptuous perfume of raspberries, black cherries, strawberries, underbrush, and spice. Volnay-like in the mouth with loads of red fruits, medium to full body, sweet tannins, and good acidity, this complex, evolved Pinot should be consumed over the next 3-4 years. - Robert Parker
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Rita Hills
Vintage 2006