Sea Sun California Pinot Noir 2018

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A deluding Pinot Noir.

Producer/Winery: Wagner Family of Wines; Sea Sun Vineyard; Fairfield, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir: 93% Monterey County, 4% Solano County and 3% Santa Barbara County.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Monterey, Solano and Santa Barbara Counties; Central coast, California.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $18.00 (with a wine dinner discount)

Purchased From: The Undercurrent Restaurant; Greensboro, North Carolina.

Paired With: Course two of the Virtual Wine Dinner: Smoking goose charcuterie, “Stagberry” and “Rust Belt” salami, Point Reyes Secret Gouda, tart cherry compote, caramelized onion baguette and sorghum-cranberry mustard spread..


    Prolog: Not long ago we had an Undercurrent Restaurant Wagner Family Virtual Wine Dinner. The three course dinner cost $150 that included dinner for two and three bottles of Wagner wines. The food came with detailed heating and plating instructions and was simply OUTSTANDING. The following is a review of the wine served with the second course.

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Opaque inky dark purple with a slightly lighter rim. Light fruity aromas. Somewhat smooth with a sweet mouthfeel, medium body and a 60-grit texture. Very, Very ripe raspberry fruit and cinnamon flavors with a spicy mouth gripping taste. Light to medium acidity, soft tannins and a medium length fruity sweet finish that ends with a medicinal aftertaste. Of the three wines served with this FANTASTIC dinner this was the only one that was disappointing. It was simply way to sweet for our palates and we would be guessing if we said we could identify the Pinto Noir grape. We called it a deluding Pinot Noir. Many people like Meiomi Pinot Noir, the very successful Pinot noir that Joe Wagner developed, If your one of those wine drinkers you’ll probably like this Sea Sun brand California Pinot Noir too!!!

Charlie Wagner, recently introduced the Sea Sun brand of the Wagner family of wines
Photo from Wagner Family of Wines.
Comments: Learn more about Sea Sun and their wines.
See our reviews of other Wagner Family of Wines.
See also: wines we have had at other Undercurrent Restaurant wine dinners.

Alcohol Content: 14.4%

Closure: Aluminum Screw cap.

UPC Code: 7 10909 76010 2

Imported by: Not applicable.