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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Smoking Loon Syrah 2011
Smoking Loon Syrah 2011
(search item no. 122320)
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PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2011 Smoking Loon Syrah is a hidden gem amongst the Smoking Loon family. It invites you in with rich, dark aromas of blueberry, ripe red raspberry and freshly cracked white pepper. On the palate, dense fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry are pleasantly contrasted by earthy notes of Herbs de Provence with a hint of anise on the finish. This finely balanced medium-bodied Syrah will pair well with hearty dishes such as beef bourguignon or Buffalo Burgers with sweet potato fries. This wine continues to be a regular Smoking Loon fan favorite.
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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).