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Monday, April 27, 2020

Cellar Notes: Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Date Wine Consumed: 4/26/2020                                       Type: Red Still

Country: United States                            State/Region: California

Brand Name: Smoking Loon

Vintage: 2016                              Alcohol %: 14%               Price: $6.95

Grape Varietal: Old Vine Zinfandel

Had Where: Home

        Clarity: Clear
        Brightness: Bright
        Concentration: Medium
        Red Wine Color: Black cherry jello colored, garnet

        Describe: Red fruit, dark cherries, oak, spicy, smoky, reminds me of standing by the fire pit, slight iodine?

        Body: Lightish Medium
        Sweetness: Dry - Off Dry
        Fruit(s): Red fruit, cherry
        Fruit Condition: Ripe
        Acidity: Juicy
        Tannins: Soft
        Other Information: Spicy, smoky

        Aftertaste: Faint
        Finish: Short
        Balanced/Unbalanced: Balanced

What types of food/cuisine would you recommend with this wine: Grilled meats, steak, roasts, hearty stews, pasta with Bolognese, Neapolitan pizza, Peruvian chicken

Your Rating: 9/10
         Reason: Good, assertive flavor, smooth tannins. Acidity not overpowering. Really like old vine zins!

Additional Notes: Cork closure. Purchased at Empire Wine.

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