Similar Sips Trio: Sea Smoke



If you love Sea Smoke but didn’t get anything off the allocation list this year, try these.

Foxen Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley For about half the price, the Foxen entry-level Pinot is a great ‘drink a like.’ The single vineyards are more similar to Ten in weight but the flavor profile is still present in this wine. Founded in 1985 this winery is able to pull the best out of their vineyards.
The Hilt, Vanguard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills From the Jonata winery, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are bottled as ‘The Hilt.’ Matt Dees, the winemaker has been working the same vineyards for twenty years and is one of my absolute favorite winemakers on this planet.
Roar, Gary’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands Gary and Rosella Franscioni farm grapes on the family estate but only the best sites are reserved for the family’s winery- Roar. Gary’s Vineyard produces intense, dark wines.