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I have had several sea smoke's in the past. I think at least a couple from the '04 and '05 vintages and while I enjoyed them, I thought they could have used more time. I did not get the "tastes like a syrah" feeling, not even close, after trying those.

That said, there was nothing about the '07 Southing that resembled a Pinot! Color was very dark, black cherry and in the middle of the glass it veered towards opaque. The nose was all raisin and raisin on the palate with very noticeable tannins that got more aggressive as the wine opened up, where it started to taste jammy. I was left completely disappointed and for the first time I nearly agreed with tasters that said it tasted more like a syrah than a pinot, except that I would say the flavor profile matched closer to an overripe Zinfandel. Really...

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I have had several sea smoke's in the past. I think at least a couple from the '04 and '05 vintages and while I enjoyed them, I thought they could have used more time. I did not get the "tastes like a syrah" feeling, not even close, after trying those.

That said, there was nothing about the '07 Southing that resembled a Pinot! Color was very dark, black cherry and in the middle of the glass it veered towards opaque. The nose was all raisin and raisin on the palate with very noticeable tannins that got more aggressive as the wine opened up, where it started to taste jammy. I was left completely disappointed and for the first time I nearly agreed with tasters that said it tasted more like a syrah than a pinot, except that I would say the flavor profile matched closer to an overripe Zinfandel. Really...

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when i read the first paragraph I was like uh oh, my taste buds must be shot.

but it defintiely has syrah in it not zin !


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Definitely not zin. The 07s are more restrained than previous vintages.
 
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I guess my main point was that it did not taste like a pinot. I said more like a zinfandel than a syrah because of the jammy-ness, not really to say anything of those that think syrah.

And I did not find, personally, that this wine was in any sort of way "restrained".


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