Sea Smoke Cellars
Santa Rita Hills, California
Sea Smoke Vineyard
Pinot Noir
Consistent ruby-purple color, dark enough to approach opacity, well-saturated. Candied, close to cotton candy, nose with sugary raspberry, blueberry, strawberry fruit massaged to get every last iota of juice out, vanilla ice cream and caramel topping, highly exaggerated with no secondary nor at this juncture tertiary interest. Medium-bodied, hollow mid-palate, exceedingly sweet and feels pushed forward from behind. Smokier here yet settles quickly on caramel, toffee unto coffee tones. Garden herbs, licorice, violets, cinnamon help it moderate some as it succumbs to the densely concentrated cherry, blueberry, blackberry fruit. Slutty and misshapen.
87 points