Smoking Loon California Pinot Noir 2007

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Brilliant garnet color with seductive rose petal green tea aroma. The palate is ripe with heavily extracted cherry an...

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Apple, pomegranate, smoke, green tea and lightly toasted oak great the nose. On entry this has a touch of sweetness but that is quickly replaced w... Read more

Nothing too descript. Slightly smoky but drinkable. Read more

Smoking Loon has had few hits in my book, on the cheap end wines. This is first Pinot Noir I've tried from them. I liked it better than the Twiste... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Smoking Loon California Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,290
2.50 5
11/12/2009

Apple, pomegranate, smoke, green tea and lightly toasted oak great the nose. On entry this has a touch of sweetness but that is quickly replaced with the subtle but chunky flavors of red raspberry. This is simple but clean with good flavors that while note terrible varietal are reasonably fun to drink with a touch of tannin that adds length to the finish 84pts.


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Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
2.50 5
03/16/2009

Nothing too descript. Slightly smoky but drinkable.


Snooth User: CalKid
34374241
2.50 5
11/26/2008

Smoking Loon has had few hits in my book, on the cheap end wines. This is first Pinot Noir I've tried from them. I liked it better than the Twisted Cabernet 2005 which I bought at the same time. Nice mouthfeel, medium body and a bit of complexity. But what is weird, and mainly why I didn't give this higher rating, was becaues it has this uncharacterstically Pinot Noir Oakyness, that just seems like, well, Pop Pinot. Make Pinot likeable to the massess, buy a bunch of extra Pinot (who has extra pinot?) throw it in some American Oak barrels for a month or two to grasp that complexity and tannic structure, and voila! Accessible Pinot for the low budget, hip minded. Miles certainly wouldn't be impressed.


Snooth User: GrantC
237913185
2.50 5
08/28/2009

Seen Smoking Loon around for a while, so I finally tried it. I spent $8 on this bottle. With that in mind, I've got no complaints. Not much of a nose on this one. It has that clear, deep magenta coloring. Hits the tongue nicely, almost sweetly. Kind of a clear, clean opening, with a dryness that only becomes really evident in the finish. Some nice red pepper notes to make it nicely "hot," but evenly balanced by cherry/plum flavors. Very agreeable and easy to drink, overall. I could drink a lot of this wine...but also, I'm a wino.


Snooth User: forsynthia
18480659
3.00 5
05/26/2009

This wine has to breathe for a day or two before it is actually what I call good wine.


Snooth User: paulk
12622257
1.50 5
09/30/2009

flat,watery,drinkable,better as it warms,warm after taste,wood,much better with air in the bottle


Snooth User: chainsmokr
32516830
3.00 5
01/26/2010

Has a smoky flavor throughout. Light body with long finish.


External Reviews for Smoking Loon California Pinot Noir

External Review
11/25/2009

Smoking Loon Pinot Noir 2007 750ML


External Review
10/15/2009

Ripe with heavily extracted cherry and strawberry flavors with a slight astringency akin to pomegranate seeds.


External Review
10/06/2009

Brilliant garnet color with seductive rose petal green tea aroma. The palate is ripe with heavily extracted cherry and strawberry flavors with a slight astringency akin to pomegranate seeds.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant garnet color with seductive rose petal green tea aroma. The palate is ripe with heavily extracted cherry and strawberry flavors with a slight astringency akin to pomegranate seeds.

Brilliant garnet color with seductive rose petal green tea aroma. The palate is ripe with heavily extracted cherry and strawberry flavors with a slight astringency akin to pomegranate seeds.

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