Sea Smoke is renowned for their Pinot Noir… and I mean in a major cultish way. 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, (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.
When we finally decided to open it, my fiancee warned me…after toting it around and keeping it cool and shooting it in various locations, it might not live up to the hype. But I was charmed when I 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!)