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2009 Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon

Smoking Loon 2009 Cabernet

Winery: Smoking Loon

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $8

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 12, 2011

Wine Review: This dark ruby Cabernet from Smoking Loon is a very nice entry level bargain. It opens with a mild black currant bouquet with hints of cinnamon and toasted oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, round, and soft. The flavor profile is a pleasant black cherry and blueberry blend with nicely integrated gentle oak. The finish is dry and its mild tannins make it food friendly. Pair this Very Good and affordable Cab with a big thick and juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2009 Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon starts off with vibrant aromas of blackberry and strawberry, backed by hints of bramble and cinnamon from our signature, well-integrated French oak. On the palate, currants and jammy fig flavors transition to dried cranberry and earthy notes on the mid-palate. A medium-bodied Cabernet, the moderate tannins balance out a long finish, with smoky, toasted marshmallow and mild herbaceous nuance. It an excellent wine to pair with smoky Penne Bolognese topped with shaved parmesan.

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