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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Smoking Loon Syrah 2006
Smoking Loon Syrah 2006
(search item no. 92637)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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. This Syrah can even stand up to a dessert of wild berries over a dark chocolate mousse.

"A fine Syrah that shows very good balance and complexity. The wine is bone-dry and pretty tannic, with a puckery astringency that provides a nice balance to the ripe blackberry, cocoa, pepper and grilled meat flavors." 87 Points,
Wine Enthusiast

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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).