Smoking Loon Pinot Noir 2009

Winemaker's 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. Overall, this red wine shows genuine Californian winemaking at its best, with flavors that are approachable yet entertainingly complex.

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Snooth User: redcarrie
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4.50 5
03/21/2011

Consistently a good wine. Rolls around in the mouth wonderfully. Smoky and earthy. And rich berry.


Snooth User: lakenvelder
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0.00 5
07/01/2012

This fruity aroma wine hinted of cinnamon and other spices. Rudy color with light tannins and slight acidity makes this a pretty good Pinot Noir for the money.


Snooth User: freerangeathlete
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3.00 5
06/06/2011

2009 vintage. Nothing bad, but I was expecting a little more from this one.


Snooth User: JustSayin
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2.50 5
07/14/2012

Inexpensive Pinot Noir. Good to have around in a pinch


Snooth User: Anarchangel
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2.50 5
07/05/2011

A hint of brown in the colouring makes it looks older than it is. Black pepper, smokey wood, and plums on the nose. Spice, more smoke and hints of plum on the palate. Some mellow tannins. Spicy finish with a bit of apple. At the start of the bottle I was thinking it's pretty mediocre, but towards the end, I've changed my tune; it's pretty decent for the price. Make of that what you will!

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  • Snooth User: daveeisinger
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    3.00 5
    03/29/2012

    Yes, it's a cheap grocery store wine, which is precisely why I picked it up. That said, it delivers pretty well for the six bucks you put into it. It's not as smooth as some other pinot noirs I have had, and has a bit more bite to it, even though the alcohol content is the same. If you're not looking to spend much, this is certainly a decent wine, but spending even five dollars more would get you something better.


    Snooth User: whaaaaat
    9644833
    1.00 5
    11/01/2011

    Maybe I just got a bad bottle, but this was the worst wine I've drunk in a long time. Compared to similarly inexpensive pinot noirs, I still find that it's absolutely terrible. It was extremely tannic, and no amount of aeration seemed to help the acidity.


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    External Reviews for Smoking Loon Pinot Noir

    External Review
    06/22/2011

    One of the best inexpensive Pinots in California. It's dry and silky, with raspberry, cola, cinnamon, clove and vanilla flavors. A good wine to introduce novices to the beauties of Pinot Noir.


    External Review
    05/19/2011

    Another of what I call Pinot 101 wines. It's an affordable intro to the varietal. Soft and silky in texture, with good acidity and pleasant cherry and smoke flavors.


    External Review
    05/20/2011

    Smoking Loon Pinot Noir 2009 750ML


    External Review
    05/19/2011

    From Sebastiani, proof that Pinot Noir has been overplanted in California. This has some pleasant Pinot Noir character in the cherry, spice and earth flavors and light, silky tannins, but it's a simple, one-dimensional wine.


    External Review
    05/19/2011

    This ripe strawberry-colored Pinot Noir is a fruit-forward, easy-drinking red. Its aroma of fresh cherries, light body which glides refreshingly over the palate, and clean finish make it enjoyable without food, or a friendly companion to sweet barbecued meats.


    External Review
    01/03/2012

    Another of what I call Pinot 101 wines. Itrsquo;s an affordable intro to the varietal. Soft and silky in texture, with good acidity and pleasant cherry and smoke flavors.


    External Review
    10/24/2011

    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. - Winery


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    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. Overall, this red wine shows genuine Californian winemaking at its best, with flavors that are approachable yet entertainingly complex.

    Wine Specs:

    Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.64
    Total Acidity: .58 grams per liter

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