2007 Sea Smoke "Ten" Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir (750ml)

2007 Sea Smoke "Ten" Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir (750ml)

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97 points Wine Enthusiast
Best of 2010 
Cellar Selection

This very dense, tannic Pinot Noir represents a triumph for both the winery, the vintage and the region it represents. A multi-clone blend (hence the name) with high, cool-climate acidity and aged in 100% new oak, it’s still young, fresh and tight. The astringency throws a cloak over the raspberries, cherries, rosehip tea and Indian spice flavors, which reveal themselves only reluctantly. But they’re there, in an imposing texture of velvet and silk. This enormous wine demands time.  (3/2010)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Saturated red. Powerful, smoky aromas of dark berries and cherry compote, with exotic spice and incense notes adding complexity. Deeply concentrated black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by a suave mineral quality and framed by velvety tannins. Distinctly rich Pinot with very good finishing breadth and a lingering note of candied licorice. (JR)  (11/2009)