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Date Printed: 6/24/2017
Smoking Loon Syrah 2010
Smoking Loon Syrah 2010
(search item no. 115049)
has fluid
has fluid 360
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PRICE ON 6/24/2017: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Smoking Loon Syrah is dark and rich with aromas of plum, ripe wild strawberry and savory herb notes. On the palate, dense fruit flavors of red raspberry and sweetened dried cranberry are pleasantly contrasted by earthy notes of Dutch cocoa with a lingering trace of blueberry through the finish. This finely balanced medium-bodied Syrah has a subtle, mouth-watering tartness that makes it a lovely food-friendly wine.

Blend: 90% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese

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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).