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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Sea Smoke Cellars Botella Pinot Noir 2005
Sea Smoke Cellars Botella Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 91050)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 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.
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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 the south-facing hillsides of our estate vineyards. On summer evenings, the Santa Ynez River canyon funnels a cool maritime fog layer (sea "smoke") across our hillsides, slowing the ripening process and providing the extended maturation period essential to the development of top-quality Pinot Noir.

Our shallow clay soils are planted to French clones on vigor-reducing rootstocks, resulting in fewer grape clusters of intense flavor, and our artisinal approach to winemaking results in wines that are a reflection of the unique land on which they are grown.

We believe that Sea Smoke's rare geography and commitment to quality have produced wines of exceptional complexity and grace. We hope that you agree and welcome your comments.