Sunday, January 3, 2010
I was at a New Years supper and they were serving Smoking Loon wines... wonderful Merlot and my favorite Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: Smoking Loon Pinot Noir is a classic Pinot Noir.
The nose of this light burgundy-hued wine is packed with fresh raspberries, integrated oak, and bright rose petal aromatics. Fresh and nuanced, Smooking Loon Pinot Noir shows really nice dark fruit flavor, full of marionberry and bourbon-soaked cherries. A touch of French oak gives this wine ample body and balance, and it finishes with just a hint of cassis and blueberry jam. Fruit-forward and with good acidity, this wine can be served on its own or paired with food equally well.
Tasting Notes: Smoking Loon Merlot is NOT JUST ANOTHER California Merlot
This Merlot is dark garnet in color and has aromas of fresh basil, blueberries, and Bing cherries. With good richness without being too heavy on the palate, the flavors of fresh cherry pie, sweet plum, and soft cinnamon spiked cranberry dressing finishing with notes of rich, vanilla French oak and delicate cherry and strawberry flavors.
Smoking Loon is the creation of Don Sebastiani and his two sons. Read the history, the Sebastiani family has been in the wine making business in California for over 150 years. The Sebastiani Brand was sold in 2000: Smooking Loon was born from Don Sebastiani and his sons. Wine craftmanship you can taste in their wines.