Welcome to Ken's Wine Guide

....in search of the perfect bottle of Wine!

Reviews & Ratings

2018 Sea Sun Pinot Noir "California"

Sea Sun 2018 Pinot Noir

Winery: Sea Sun

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "California"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 19, 2021

Wine Review: This offering from the Wagner family is a pretty dark garnet color. It opens with a ripe cherry and strawberry bouquet with some campfire notes and wet gravel in the background. The palate continues with loads of extracted ripe dark fruit, a medium-plus body with medium acidity. It also has a velvety mouthfeel. It is made in the bold style for Pinot Noir, but it is still approachable. I found flavors of black plum and black cherry, along with some notes of Dr. Pepper, smoked meat and black tea. There are gentle tannins in the long finish, which has a hint of oak and is slightly spicy and warm. It would go well with smoked brisket from your favorite BBQ shack. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: A bountiful deep red, this wine features scents of baked cherries, toasted wood and fresh out of the oven baguette, with hints of cranberry and flinty graphite. On the palate, there is an intensity and creaminess to the fruit, evoking the ripe richness of pie filling. Toasted oak and vanilla add intriguing layers, while grippy tannins create depth and dimension. The finish tapers off with this wine's lush fruit.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Sea Sun 2018 Pinot Noir.

Rileys Rows Fall Wine Special Ad
Merriam Vineyards
Fly With Wine