Smoking Loon Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from California

$11.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $8.99
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Item No. 132898
  • white wine
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2013 Smoking Loon "Steelbird" is Chardonnay with a difference. The winemaker kicked the oak to the curb aging this wine for five months in 100% stainless steel. The wine opens with layers of juicy and ripe honeydew melon, followed by steely notes of citrus. Vibrant, yet creamy on the palate from 100% malolactic fermentation, with its refreshing flavors of lemon curd and pineapple; it’s sure to become an instant summer favorite. This wine will pair nicely with a wide variety of dishes, from homemade tropical salsa and chips to a garden salad with lemon grilled chicken or even a simple white pizza.

Learn About Smoking Loon

Don Sebastiani & Sons is a family-owned wine negociant firm specializing in the marketing of upscale, but moderately priced varietal wines. Principals Don Sebastiani and sons, Donny and August are third and fourth generation California vintners and wine merchants. The company is headquartered in Sonoma Valley and has a winery in the Napa Valley.

Smoking Loon has been recognized as a Value Brand of the Year by Wine & Spirits magazine (2005).

Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

Read More About Other California

Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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