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    Smoking Loon Syrah 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz - California

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    Professional Ratings: 87 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: California

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 92637

    Winemaker's Notes:

    With inky purple color, this wine reveals scents of wild strawberry, mocha, and caramel with touches of sage and rosemary. The flavors burst through with intense blueberry and strawberry jam notes wrapped around rich French oak and finishing with touches of milk chocolate, sweetened cranberries, and savory herbs.

    This wine would be great with a number of intensely spiced dishes such as Korean BBQ, Teriyaki Beef, or your favorite spicy BBQ sauce on grilled chicken. Moussaka, or grilled elk loin would also work well for those a bit more daring. This Syrah can even stand up to a dessert of wild berries over a dark chocolate mousse.

    "A fine Syrah that shows very good balance and complexity. The wine is bone-dry and pretty tannic, with a puckery astringency that provides a nice balance to the ripe blackberry, cocoa, pepper and grilled meat flavors." 87 Points,
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    Wine Freak (9/28/2010)
    This has turned into one of my everyday favorites. A glass after work or before dinner goes nicely with mild to sharp cheeses. The wine in light and lacks a long finish, but is very drinkable. Great buy for the money.
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    riskyops.blogspot.com (9/27/2010)
    For a wine under $10, this wine is delightfully drinkable. However, it is like other well made California wine: good with Chinese takeout but not memorable. Lacks depth of flavor; not complex. Very spicy food will overpower this wine.
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    riskyops.blogspot.com (9/28/2010)
    For a wine under $10, this wine is delightfully drinkable. However, it is like other well made California wine: good with Chinese takeout but not memorable.
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    Joe Lankford (9/28/2010)
    I had a bottle of this in a 2005 during a dinner at a casino restaurant in Coos Bay, Oregon. It was so good I drank 3 glasses. I had it with a great Fillet. I bought a bottle of it and the second was as good as the original. I don't know what these people did to the 2006, but I certainly wont waste any more money on this 2006 wine. If I get thirsty I'll just get a glass of water.

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