Sea Smoke Cellars Botella Pinot Noir 2002 Front Label
Sea Smoke Cellars Botella Pinot Noir 2002 Front Label

Sea Smoke Cellars Botella Pinot Noir 2002

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Winemaker Notes

Accessible aromas of cherry, coffee and cola are punctuated by nuances of maple syrup. Suggestions of mushrooms and forest floor complete this wine's ample nose. The 2002 Botella's aromas follow through in the mouth, being accentuated by bright cherry fruit on the front of the palate. A rich middle with ripe complex tannins leads to balanced acidity on the finish.

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WS 91
Wine Spectator
A superripe, rich and concentrated style, with lavish mocha-laced oak wrapped around tasty black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit flavors. Firmly tannic, which gives it a nice backbone. Finishes with a touch of heat, but also a long, plush, lingering aftertaste.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2002 Pinot Noir Botella exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color as well as a tight but promising nose of cassis, macerated black cherries, forest floor, and subtle oak. Although still primary, it is loaded. It possesses a rich, full-bodied, pure palate with seamlessly integrated acidity and tannin. A 30+ second finish adds to the joy. While accessible, another 1-2 years of cellaring will result in something quite special.
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Sea Smoke Cellars, California
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.

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The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.

Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.

While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.

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