Smoking Loon Pinot Noir California 2012

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Our 2012 Pinot Noir explodes out of the glass with raspberry and cranberry aromas, followed by rich notes of crème br...

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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

Simple, one dimensional Pinot from Chile. Touches of smoke and berries, with tannins on the finish. Read more

Opened for 1 hour. Poured and drank. Nondescript initially with a licorice aftertaste. 30 minutes later easy to drink with fruity flavor and a tiny... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Smoking Loon Pinot Noir California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,658
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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: pboss
1443772475
2.00 5
01/04/2014

Simple, one dimensional Pinot from Chile. Touches of smoke and berries, with tannins on the finish.


Snooth User: 8rae44
116177223
2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/22/2012

Opened for 1 hour. Poured and drank. Nondescript initially with a licorice aftertaste. 30 minutes later easy to drink with fruity flavor and a tiny bit of butter finish.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/16/2009

Nothing too descript. Slightly smoky but drinkable.


Snooth User: CalKid
34374241
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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
237913182
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 05/27/2009

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
Vintage: 2007 09/30/2009

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


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External Reviews for Smoking Loon Pinot Noir California

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/07/2013

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


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/28/2012

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


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/07/2009

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/15/2009

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


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 11/26/2009

Smoking Loon Pinot Noir 2007 750ML


Ratings & Tags for Smoking Loon Pinot Noir California

212185 Snooth User: sanadler
rated this wine
3.00 5
2010 12/23/2012

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2007 09/14/2009

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2007 01/24/2010

251180 Snooth User: AWGallo
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2007 09/09/2009

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2007 05/18/2010

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2007 11/20/2009

292721 Snooth User: akladder
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2007 11/04/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2012 Pinot Noir explodes out of the glass with raspberry and cranberry aromas, followed by rich notes of crème brûleé and nutmeg. Flavors of strawberry, red cherry, and pomegranate are complemented by delicate notes of vanilla and cedar. This medium-bodied, nicely balanced wine offers soft, velvety tannins and is a sure crowd pleaser. Enjoy with grilled pork chops or herb-stuffed mushrooms.

Our 2012 Pinot Noir explodes out of the glass with raspberry and cranberry aromas, followed by rich notes of crème brûleé and nutmeg. Flavors of strawberry, red cherry, and pomegranate are complemented by delicate notes of vanilla and cedar. This medium-bodied, nicely balanced wine offers soft, velvety tannins and is a sure crowd pleaser. Enjoy with grilled pork chops or herb-stuffed mushrooms.

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