Sea Smoke is renowned for their Pinot Noir… and I mean in a major cultish way. This winery has no tasting room, but sells out their beautiful, balanced Pinots to their list with each wine release. With that reputation for cool-climate Pinot Noir, we’re lucky they also make a sparkling wine, called Sea Spray.
This sparkling wine can be hard to come by as they sell wines exclusively to their allocation list and only some retail. I found a bottle in Santa Barbara, (and I totally justified the price since I really needed photos of the bottle) and kept it in a cooler that I took with me every time we went anywhere on the Central Coast. It was like my Bubbles Baby.
When we finally decided to open it, my fiancée warned me…after toting it around and keeping it cool and shooting it in various locations, it probably would not live up to the hype.
But I was charmed when we finally tasted it. It has the smallest, finest bubbles and a wonderful yeasty, classic Champagne taste. Perfect for the Champagne snob you need to impress. (Or for a super-special wedding!)