Sea smoke is a fog created as cold air that moves over warm water, forming a layer of steam fog or sea smoke. In the biodynamically farmed Sea Smoke Estate in California’s Sta. Rita Hills AVA, this fog off of the Pacific Ocean rolls inland, up the Santa Ynez River canyon, through the hillsides of their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, creating ideal growing conditions. Morning sun-drenched fruit is cooled with this afternoon fog, ensuring freshness is maintained in the ripening fruit. With a focus on restraint, the fruit is grown in small, concentrated clusters, creating wines that are highly structured while maintaining refinement.
Sea Smoke “Ten” Pinot Noir ($82) layers black tea and earthy woodsy notes with black and blue fruit, dried herbs de Provence, and lilac. #cheers