Smoking Loon was established in 2000 on a very simple premise: good wine doesn’t need to take itself so seriously. Originally named for Don Sebastiani’s love of cigars and his father August’s passion for water fowl (don’t ask, long story), Smoking Loon offers an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek approach to enjoying wine.
Our 2018 Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon has vibrant aromas of cranberry and boysenberry fruit along with pleasant floral, vanilla notes framed by the use of American and French oak. The French oak brings vanilla aromas that work well with Bing cherry and blackberry fruit flavors. The use of American oak helps provide a smooth, silky tannin structure. On the palate there is a hint of fresh fig with ripe strawberry. This medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable, well-balanced and lends a long lasting, flavorful toasty oak finish.
Grilled steak with roasted vegetables or braised short ribs.