Monday, July 5, 2010

Wine of the Week - Smoking Loon 2008 Pinot Noir

So it turns out most of the wines I've profiled on this site have been purchases from Trader Joe's. This isn't particularly fair, since a great many readers don't have a Trader Joe's nearby. Moving forward, I'm going to make an effort to profile more broadly-available wines. Starting with this week's selection...


...Which I didn't really like. Blackberries on the nose, and flavors of dirt and tomato on the palate. The taste of alcohol was a little too present. It also lacked that bacon-y flavor I've come to expect from pinots. That being said, this wine does pair perfectly with sharp cheddar, so keep it in mind for wine-and-cheese gatherings.

13.5% alcohol


  1. If you didn't like it, why even bother writing about it?

  2. Cause the whole POINT of reviewing things is to say whether or not you liked it, silly.

  3. Anonymous, are... is that a joke? Are you joking?