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2008 Smoking Loon Merlot

Smoking Loon 2008 Merlot

Winery: Smoking Loon

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $8

Cases produced: 85,000

KWG Score: 85 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Good (85)

Review date: October 12, 2010

Wine Review: This ruby colored wine opens with a mild red currant and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a very mild black currant with a touch of oak and black cherry. The finish is dry and its tannins are gentle. This Merlot is a good value and would be a nice choice with a bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 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. This is a versatile wine that can be served with bruschetta over toasted French bread or with salmon over wild rice with toasted almonds.

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