Overview of the Wine
Biodynamically farmed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, exclusively from their estate vineyard located in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
"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."
Grape / Blend
Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, California
Winemakers' Tasting Notes
An immediately approachable wine, offering aromas ofstrawberry compote and bright cherries that give way to blackberries and freshforest floor. On the palate the 2007 Botella displays flavors of raspberry andhints of cinnamon, finishing with the signature minerality of the heavy clay soilfor which this wine is named.
Product size: 750ml