2012 Sea Smoke “Sea Spray” Sparkling Wine, Santa Rita Hills

This sparkler is a very pale salmon color with a persistent, medium bead mousse. The winery has chosen the proprietary name Sea Spray for this bottling, and it is easy to see (or, more to the point, smell) why. The first wave of aromas conjures up memories of days at the beach, basking in cool, salt-edged breezes. The second wave of scents delivers perfumed white flowers, tangy citrus, and fresh baked bread. Once in the mouth, it blossoms into juicy flavors of Red Delicious apple, cherry pit, and fresh raspberry. The mouthfeel has an effervescent, creamy presentation. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from the Sea Smoke Estate vineyard, this is an exquisite example of the best sparkling wine to come from the New World.
MSRP: $80 (November 2014)
Wine Lines rating: 94

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