Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wine Review: Smoking Loon 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Smoking Loon's 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon was my go-to wine for the later part of 2009. When I realized it has been four months since I've had a sip of my old stand-by, I decided it was time to write this up.

Bottled by the Three Loose Screws Napa winery, this $9 Cab fills the glass with a deep, jewel-like hue of purple. The nose is slightly closed, but certainly gives up some blackberry, a bit of currant and some cracked black pepper.

The flavors of blackberry and grape come through clean and delicious, but with little additional complexity. It is balanced (acidity vs. sweetness), though perhaps a little bit astringent.


You're not going to wow anybody with this wine, but you're also unlikely to truly offend them either. The bottom line is that it is just plain hard to find a decent Cabernet in the sub-$10 range. Given the price point of this wine, it's a no-brainer.

3.5 of 5 glasses

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