Smoking Loon Syrah 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from California

$11.29
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $8.99
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Item No. 110450
  • red wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 Smoking Loon Syrah has a dense, juicy nose of wild strawberry and raspberry aromatics with hints of baking spices. On the palate, reduced berry compote flavors are bold and mouth-filling, contrasted by rich brown sugar notes from French oak aging. Cinnamon and nutmeg nuances emerge on the mid-palate with silky tannins. The finish is very long, with a trace of lingering vanilla and blackberry. With concentrated flavors usually reserved for much heavier wines, this medium-bodied Syrah has a subtle, mouth-watering tartness that makes this an extremely food-friendly, balanced wine.

Our Smoking Loon Syrah is a perennial fan favorite. Made in a balanced, fruit-forward style, this Syrah makes you wonder why people don't drink more of this classic varietal. The balance of fruit flavor, light, fresh acidity, and smooth tannin structure pairs well with baby back ribs, Italian sausage lasagna, or a gourmet sourdough grilled cheese.

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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...

Read More About Other California

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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