"The ruby-hued 2021 Pinot Noir Seascape Vineyard is expressive in its floral and spicy perfume of candied roses, wild cherry, and cinnamon spice. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and bright acidity, it’s ripe with fresh cranberry, orange zest, and smoky earth. It has a good, snappy finish, with wild forest herbs and a lightly musty note." - Audrey Frick, jebdunnuck.com, July 2023
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"Expressive aromas lift from the glass of the medium gold-colored 2021 Chardonnay Seascape Vineyard, with notes of fresh sea spray, melon rind, and fresh pear. Medium-bodied, with a supple texture and a rounded feel, it delivers ripe apple, fresh white flowers, and a bit of mouthwatering freshness on the finish and has good acidity without being austere. Drink it over the next few years." - Audrey Frick, jebdunnuck.com, July 2023
Seascape Vineyard sits on a panoramic site on a scenic ridge-top west of Occidental, California in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard abuts an old redwood grove and faces cascading ridges to Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The well-known Coastlands Vineyard also borders the property. With no ridge between the ocean and the vineyard, Seascape is extremely cold — so cold that Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is often picked in late October. The vineyard is cropped to about two tons per acre to ensure thorough ripening. Though difficult to farm, Seascape's grapes offer the great reward of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir brimming with intensity, terroir and structure.