Smoking Loon Merlot 2001

Merlot from California

Price: $13.99
Item No. 60141

Winemaker's Notes

Medium plum color, with forward black cherry, raspberry and cassis notes. This medium bodied Merlot has a very juicy palate of cherry-vanilla, cranberry, coffee which finishes with strawberry rhubarb, brown sugar and mocha notes. This crowd pleasing wine is the go-to Merlot to take to parties. Great for barbeques, grilled steaks, short ribs and pizza night.

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...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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