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2012 Smoking Loon Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay 750 mL
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2012 Smoking Loon Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay 750 mL

Wine Specifications

  • Geography : United States > California > Other
  • Wine Type : White Wine
  • Varietal/Blend : Chardonnay
  • Composition : 92% Chardonnay , 4% Chenin Blanc , 3.5% Symphony , 0.5% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol by Volume : 13.5 %
  • Total Acidity : 6.10 g/L
  • Wine pH : 3.46

Wine Tasting Notes

  • Winery : Smoking Loon Wines
  • Food Pairings : This wine will pair nicely with a wide variety of dishes, from homemade guacamole and chips to a fresh Margherita pizza or even a simple Caesar salad with a squeeze of lemon.
  • Tasting Notes
    Our 2012 Smoking Loon "Steelbird" is Chardonnay with a difference. We kicked the oak to the curb aging this wine for 5 months in 100% stainless steel. The wine opens with a lush floral bouquet of honeydew melon and fresh pear, followed by notes of granny smith apple and ruby red grapefruit. This medium-bodied wine is bright yet creamy on the palate from partial malolactic fermentation with its refreshing flavors of lemon curd and pineapple; it's sure to become an instant summer favorite.
  • Vintage Notes
    Having weathered two excessively cool and wet vintages in 2010 and 2011, which reduced yields and made it difficult for grapes to fully ripen, California winemakers had much to rejoice about in 2012. Across the Golden State, most wine regions enjoyed near idyllic conditions throughout the growing season resulting in a bountiful crop of picture perfect grapes across all varietals. A perfect spring bud break, followed by steady flowering, an even fruit set, and just the right amount of warm sunny days and cool foggy nights, ensured that grapes enjoyed the extended hang time needed to fully develop. The fruit that emerged was ideally balanced, richly structured and age worthy, with great color saturation, and sweet tannins.
  • Wine Event and Competition Awards
    • Gold, Grand Harvest Award Wine Competition, 2013
    • Silver, Houston Livestock Show Rodeo Wine Competition, 2013
    • Silver, Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition, 2014
    • Silver, Monterey Wine Competition, 2014

Important Information

  • Adult Signature Required : You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase wine. Adult signature is required on delivery.
  • Weather Related Delays : The seller may delay shipment if the temperature at the shipping or delivery address is not between 45°F and 80°F.

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4.0 out of 5 stars I loved it wish I had brought more. June 21, 2014
Great taste smooth finish, and no oak. Wish I didn't like it so much. I would recommend it, because of the lack of oak.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chardonnay for any day. February 28, 2015
By GRock
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Very good Chardonnay - I got a taste and the wife got the rest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My go-to Chardonnay March 28, 2014
Always been a fan of Smoking Loon. This Unoaked Chardonnay is definitely my go-to white wine. Love the easy screw cap too.
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