Wine down Wednesday: Smoking Loon

Tonight I tried “Smoking Loon Merlot” and it was just what I needed after a long day in the nursing world. 

This Merlot from Smoking Loon is a medium bodied wine with a dry finish. I loved the dark aroma and fruity finish. This Merlot was easy to drink and for around $10 you can not beat the price. 

This Merlot would certainly pair well with a wide variety of foods from Pasta to steak but it is just as easy to drink it by itself. 

The great part about the vintage 2013 is that after research I learned that Chile had a slow cool growing season that year. Which means the season resulted in wines with fresh acidity and balanced tannins. 

I am always interested in the different vintages and what they mean for not only that area where the grapes grew but how different the wines can be as a result. 

Smoking Loon was founded in 2000 with the simple premise 

“good wine doesn’t need to take itself so seriously”

I am looking forward to trying other Smoking Loon wines and will be buying this Merlot again.  


Come on in, welcome to our home! Grab a glass and stay awhile.   
  And while you are here we can enjoy this beautiful country sunset. 

Always, always count your blessings 


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