Smoking Loon

The Original California Chardonnay

8.3111 ratings
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California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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Terral Graybill

My favorite after a day of snow skiing in NEw Mexico.

My favorite after a day of snow skiing in NEw Mexico.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Sara Blakesley

Kinda sweet for a Chardonnay. But as I do not like oak I'm ok w that

Kinda sweet for a Chardonnay. But as I do not like oak I'm ok w that

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2014
Nick Petras

One of my favorite whites

One of my favorite whites

May 4th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Fresh ripe stone fruit aromas with sweet notes. On the palate peach and apple flavors with toasty notes. Medium length, good acidity, ending with a mineral oak tang. Ok for the price!

Fresh ripe stone fruit aromas with sweet notes. On the palate peach and apple flavors with toasty notes. Medium length, good acidity, ending with a mineral oak tang. Ok for the price!

Mar 25th, 2018
John Wehner

Great 2014 wine with a good balance between being dry and smooth. Had in Jackson New Hampshire in 2017.

Great 2014 wine with a good balance between being dry and smooth. Had in Jackson New Hampshire in 2017.

Jun 16th, 2017
Larry Hummer

Above average

Above average

Feb 21st, 2017
Skyler Becraft

I really did not like this wine. Tasted like stale candy with a hint of oak

I really did not like this wine. Tasted like stale candy with a hint of oak

Jan 22nd, 2017
Caleb Joseph Zion Irby

Meh

Nov 29th, 2016
Sean Lowry

2014v. Not a fan. Yellow apple, lime peel, and a kiss of baking spice oak. Some hints of chalk and saline on the finish. Overall, a little dull and flabby, lacking any bright fruit or acidity. 13.5% ABV. FYI: I bought this and a Bogle chard at the grocery store for roughly the same price. The Bogle was much more bold (but done well) in fruit and vanilla oak.

2014v. Not a fan. Yellow apple, lime peel, and a kiss of baking spice oak. Some hints of chalk and saline on the finish. Overall, a little dull and flabby, lacking any bright fruit or acidity. 13.5% ABV. FYI: I bought this and a Bogle chard at the grocery store for roughly the same price. The Bogle was much more bold (but done well) in fruit and vanilla oak.

Jul 6th, 2016
Amber Mashuta

Medium yellow color. Very acidic and tangy. Oak aging is not all that pronounced. One must take the price into consideration which is why I am rating it a 7.5. Flavor doesn't stay on the tongue very long. If you want a very affordable Chardonnay accompanied by an unmemorable taste with a funny gimmick on the back of the bottle, go ahead and buy it. Perfect for the dinner party you are forced to bring something too, but don't care about what you choose to bring. Cheers.

Medium yellow color. Very acidic and tangy. Oak aging is not all that pronounced. One must take the price into consideration which is why I am rating it a 7.5. Flavor doesn't stay on the tongue very long. If you want a very affordable Chardonnay accompanied by an unmemorable taste with a funny gimmick on the back of the bottle, go ahead and buy it. Perfect for the dinner party you are forced to bring something too, but don't care about what you choose to bring. Cheers.

Jun 28th, 2016