Name: Smoking Loon Pinot Noir
Grape: Pinot Noir
Origin: U.S. – California
Producer: Don Sebastiani & Sons
The first thing I noticed about this wine aside from the weird name was the cork. It was a fake cork, which I hate, but it had a gimmick on it. The cork had “whooh” printed all the way around it, with one occurence of “cough.” Get it? A little cheesy, a little funny. The wine itself has a characteristic thin red color and a subtly sweet aroma. The flavor is of ripe fruit and it has some herbal notes. The finish is about medium. It’s a decent but not exceptional Pinot Noir.