Sea Smoke Cellars Botella Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$99.00
Item No. 98163
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Sea Smoke Botella Pinot Noir expresses lovely, elevated fruit tones with well balanced acidity and tannins. This wine is lively on the palate, with a long crisp finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Pinot Noir Botella reveals a slightly darker medium ruby color, and a fruit-dominated bouquet of red currants, plums, black cherries, and Allspice. Broader, richer, and more savory with additional texture and depth, this beauty can be enjoyed now and over the next 5-6 years."
90 Points

"Dark red. Full-blown cherry and dark berry aromas, with oak spice and incense adding complexity. Fleshy and open-knit, with very good depth to the creamy blackcurrant and black raspberry jam flavors. Not a subtle wine by any means, but there's a lively mineral undertone that lends lift and clarity. Finishes with excellent sappy persistence, a pleasantly bitter cherry pit bite and lingering oak spice. This is delicious right now."
90 Points

Learn About Sea Smoke Cellars

For years, vintners have coveted a stretch of land in the western end of Santa Barbara's Santa Rita Hills AVA known to have the perfect microclimate, soils, and exposure to grow world-class Pinot Noir. In 1999, fulfilling a long-held dream of owner Bob Davids, this sought-after stretch of land became Sea Smoke Vineyard. At Sea Smoke, we produce Pinot Noir grown exclusively on...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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