2009 Smoking Loon Pinot Noir "California"
Winery: Smoking Loon
Wine Name/Vineyard: "California"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 145,000
KWG Score: 85.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86)
Review date: August 20, 2011
Wine Review: This dark red colored entry level Pinot is a Good and affordable option. It opens with a mild smoky oak and gentle raspberry bouquet. On the palate this wine is medium bodied, balanced, approachable, and simple. The flavor profile is a good tasting mild smoky oak and strawberry blend. The finish is dry and easy going. This Pinot is a good burger or pizza wine that is offered at a very fair price. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Light garnet in color, fresh crushed raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries are all in the aroma of this bright, fruit-driven Pinot Noir,with a hint of cinnamon stick and spice in the background. On the palate, pomegranate and cranberry fruit have a zesty appeal, paired with the subtle, classic underbrush character that distinguishes Pinot Noir. Moderately light bodied, the soft tannins and fresh acidity strike a nice balance, creating a light finish with red fruit and a touch of spice. Try with a roast pork loin or the ever-popular Thanksgiving turkey-and-cranberry sandwich.
Organic status: not organic
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