Smoking Loon

The Original California Merlot

8.6255 ratings
-no pro ratings
California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sarah Blomfield

I quite liked this wine. Definitely oakey (oaky?) but with a good sweetness. I enjoyed a glass with my steak. Had excellent legs but a little bit of a bitter aftertaste. Not sure if that was real or my inability to breathe properly due to allergies.

I quite liked this wine. Definitely oakey (oaky?) but with a good sweetness. I enjoyed a glass with my steak. Had excellent legs but a little bit of a bitter aftertaste. Not sure if that was real or my inability to breathe properly due to allergies.

3 people found it helpfulJan 26th, 2015
Antonj Losey

Good stuff

Good stuff

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2016
William Lee

Ok 2013 Merlot - not a great finish but drinkable.

Ok 2013 Merlot - not a great finish but drinkable.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2015
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep red with big red fruit aromas and crushed spice. On the palate blackberry and tart cherry flavors with some espresso notes. Tannins are a bit harsh and a little hot with an alcohol burn. Pass, not worth it. Tasting Sample.

Deep red with big red fruit aromas and crushed spice. On the palate blackberry and tart cherry flavors with some espresso notes. Tannins are a bit harsh and a little hot with an alcohol burn. Pass, not worth it. Tasting Sample.

Mar 5th, 2018
K Meier

Absolutely delicious. Smooth, rich, light bodied.

Absolutely delicious. Smooth, rich, light bodied.

Jan 13th, 2018
Josh Berkey

This was an enjoyable, easy to drink, yet flavorful merlot. Would but again!

This was an enjoyable, easy to drink, yet flavorful merlot. Would but again!

Nov 13th, 2017
Renee & Patrick

Great wine for gatherings

Great wine for gatherings

Oct 27th, 2017
Bonnie Roitman

Juicy, low in tannins, sweet,

Juicy, low in tannins, sweet,

Jun 18th, 2017
jodi tauer

Smooth and rich

Smooth and rich

Mar 18th, 2017
Davis Brock

Good merlot for the cost

Good merlot for the cost

Feb 13th, 2017