Thursday, January 8, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - California Sparkling - 2012 Sea Smoke Sea Spray

New Year's Eve this year ended up being all Napa Cabernet, so that means... we still had some Sparkling Wine to drink!  We actually enjoyed this wine on New Year's Day with a hearty Spanish stew bean called Fabada. White beans, Spanish Chorizo, Spanish Blood Sausage, Pork Belly... Mmmmmm!

Wine: 2012 Sea Smoke Sea Spray
Region: Santa Rita Hills, California
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Obtained from: Purchased from Winery
Price: $80
Wino4Life Category: Splurge Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.
Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: xxxxx.
Aroma: Fresh made dough, flowers, and a bit of berries.
Taste: Delicious! Acidic, and full bodied enough to stand up to our hearty Fabada.  Every sip made me crave more! 
The Grade: I give this one an A+. I am a huge fan of Sea Smoke's Pinot Noir wines. I had the chance this year to buy their Sparkling wine (Sea Smoke is either purchased from the winery or at restaurants, no retail sales), and sadly I just bought one to try. I'm off to their website to see if more is available.  Sparkling wine isn't just for New Year's Eve anymore!

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