Smoking Loon

Williams Selyem

Eastside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2017

Absolutely delicious and hitting at perfection. A nose of raspberry, plum and ripe rich fruits, hints of smoking rich wood, with a menthol like undertones, this wine is special. Strawberry, plum, mint, bubble gum, the works with a fresh, chalky and somehow powdery finish that lingers long after the first sip and silky smoooth tannins that leave the mouth feeling somehow both cool and fresh. — 14 days ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Les Beugnons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Neal Martin has to be smoking crack for his review of this wine. Anyway. Stunning nose of seashells, lemon merengue, Meyer lemon, airy minerals, oyster brine and so much more. Fantastic! Some wet stones as well and tree bark and semi wet soil. Big time Gout de Terroir. Palate is super elegant and has loads of salty, concentrated fruit and is energetic as all can be. Dense as this bottling usually is. What texture and richness but allied with salinity and a licking a rock finish that is very long. Ideally this needs 3-5 years but what a smoker now. What length! — 3 months ago

Andrew, barak heller and 16 others liked this

Georges Lelektsoglou

Vieilles Vignes de Gervans Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Have not had in 2 years. It’s awesome now. Nose is olive and game. So wild. Black and red berry fruit. Granite galore. So fine. So refined. Gorgeous and wide open. Palate is a wonder. Super juicy and decadent but allied with terrific freshness and a smoking granitic finish also with notes of game, herbs and olive. The nose is a 9.6. Outrageous. Wow this is juicy. I’m going 9.5 here. The purity and clarity of fruit puts it over the top. — 5 months ago

Ron, Severn and 10 others liked this

Cade

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. What’s not to like? Structure. Balance. Fruit. Acidity/tannins. Richness. Finishing length. Entry draw. Mid-palate presence. Smoking. — 3 months ago

Bob, Ted and 11 others liked this

Level Crossing Brewing Company

Jazz Loon Lager

Pair with a flannel shirt and a beard — 5 months ago

Steven, Severn and 2 others liked this

Jose Antonio Garcia

Unculín Bierzo Mencia 2019

Timothy Eustis
9.0

Smoking. has a really interesting bacon fat thing going on and smoky. With bright red fruit. Great. — 2 months ago

Severn, Tom and 1 other liked this

Smoking Loon

The Original California Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Delicious and smooth at room temperature. Dark berry flavor is dominant, with such an easy finish. As a fan of cab sauvs, I like this one — 3 months ago

Umani Ronchi

Riserva Plenio Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2017

Dan R
9.2

Smoking good, rich and complex. Citrus, peach, wet stone and almond with a caressing mouthfeel. — 9 months ago

Severn, Mike and 2 others liked this

Di Filippo

Montefalco Sagrantino 2011

Over 4 years since the last time I opened a bottle from this case and ooh it is smoking! Perfumed, black fruits, intense plum, cassis?, huge secondary and tertiary spicy leather and herbs and forest, super smooth Tannins undetectable with the steak but still really grippy and prominent after. However, nicely integrate and balanced. — 5 months ago

Barbara Gazley
with Barbara
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