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."
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.
This wine has a unique style it's worth trying. It gets better as your drink it. It does not taste like a Shiraz more like a Zinfindel but not Zinfindel. I am going to try Smoking Loons' other stuff at Winechateau.com and Wine.com