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2007 Sea Smoke Cellars Pinot Noir Ten Sta. Rita Hills
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009

($80) 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.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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