Smoking Loon

The Original California Merlot

8.725 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
Rose’s Cafe

Full body & well balanced. Fruity with tannin. 😊

Full body & well balanced. Fruity with tannin. 😊

Jan 17th, 2017
Mike Viscosi

Pretty mellow! Great name. Not to acidic

Pretty mellow! Great name. Not to acidic

Jan 11th, 2019
Polly Marie

Loved this. Gift from Amy when she stayed over :)

Loved this. Gift from Amy when she stayed over :)

Oct 26th, 2018
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
Patrick Reynolds

Not a bad merlot on a snow day :)

Not a bad merlot on a snow day :)

Jan 4th, 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
"Odedi"

Ruby in color with medium intensity and a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of plums, cherries, stewed strawberries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, earth, peppermint, light coffee and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, strawberries, currants, vanilla, licorice, cloves, wood, earth and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a simple Merlot from Chile. Nicely balanced and easy drinking. Not as fruity as their red blend, but the tangy ending makes it interesting.

Good right out of the bottle, and good for parties or as a sipping wine.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Ruby in color with medium intensity and a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of plums, cherries, stewed strawberries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, earth, peppermint, light coffee and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, strawberries, currants, vanilla, licorice, cloves, wood, earth and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a simple Merlot from Chile. Nicely balanced and easy drinking. Not as fruity as their red blend, but the tangy ending makes it interesting.

Good right out of the bottle, and good for parties or as a sipping wine.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Oct 3rd, 2017
Raine Craft

This table wine is a perfect pairing with any red meat selection for a casual dinner in the home.

This table wine is a perfect pairing with any red meat selection for a casual dinner in the home.

Apr 20th, 2017