Smoking Loon

The Original California Merlot

8.714 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
Rob French

Less that 10$ and full flavor oaky and smoky.

Less that 10$ and full flavor oaky and smoky.

Feb 11th, 2017
Margaret Malloy

I enjoyed this merlot 2014.

I enjoyed this merlot 2014.

Oct 25th, 2016
"Odedi"

Ruby in color with medium
intensity and a purplish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, light cloves, earth, green vegetables, herbs, green olives, animal notes, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with strawberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium finish with soft tannins and peppercorn.

A nice Chilean Merlot. Simple, but drinks well now, even by itself. Good right out of the bottle, but I let it breath, in the bottle, for a couple of hours.

A Good party wine too. Drinks better while it is still young and fresh. Not one to age. Nice and balanced with a spicy kick.

I paired it with hard cheeses, crackers and strawberries.

As it opens up (4 hours), it becomes more savory with dried beef, cola and vegetables.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Ruby in color with medium
intensity and a purplish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, light cloves, earth, green vegetables, herbs, green olives, animal notes, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with strawberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium finish with soft tannins and peppercorn.

A nice Chilean Merlot. Simple, but drinks well now, even by itself. Good right out of the bottle, but I let it breath, in the bottle, for a couple of hours.

A Good party wine too. Drinks better while it is still young and fresh. Not one to age. Nice and balanced with a spicy kick.

I paired it with hard cheeses, crackers and strawberries.

As it opens up (4 hours), it becomes more savory with dried beef, cola and vegetables.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Melanie Epstein

Super delicious!

Super delicious!

May 22nd, 2016
Gabriel Posey

A definite value wine, but not bad. Notes of cinnamon with a definite smokiness.

A definite value wine, but not bad. Notes of cinnamon with a definite smokiness.

May 20th, 2016
Yasushi Nonaka

Yasushi had this 2 years ago

Yasushi had this 2 years ago

Mar 8th, 2018
Julio Machado

Julio had this 4 years ago

Julio had this 4 years ago

Nov 21st, 2016
Jennifer Appel

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Oct 29th, 2016
Debra Daniel

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Sep 4th, 2016
Jacey Gish

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Sep 3rd, 2016