Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Other California    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Smoking Loon Syrah 2005
Smoking Loon Syrah 2005
(search item no. 91215)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 14 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

"Ruby hue. Warm aromas of ripe blackberry, cedar and coconut. Tangy flavors of black cherry, tobacco and black pepper sport very good balance. Intense, mouth-filling close."
-Wine News

With inky purple color, this wine reveals scents of wild strawberry, mocha, and caramel with touches of sage and rosemary. The flavors burst through with intense blueberry and strawberry jam notes wrapped around rich French oak and finishing with touches of milk chocolate, sweetened cranberries, and savory herbs.

This wine would be great with a number of intensely spiced dishes such as Korean BBQ, Teriyaki Beef, or your favorite spicy BBQ sauce on grilled chicken. Moussaka, or grilled elk loin would also work well for those a bit more daring. Our Syrah can even stand up to a dessert of wild berries over a dark chocolate mousse.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Smoking Loon:

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).