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2009 Smoking Loon Pinot Noir "California"

Smoking Loon 2009 Pinot Noir

Winery: Smoking Loon

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "California"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $8

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.

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