Our 2016 Smoking Loon Chardonnay opens with aromas of honey, lightly toasted bread and baked apple. Medium-bodied with flavors of ripe pineapple and melon lingering on the palate. Soft acidity is rounded out by a gentle oak presence, leading to a mouth-coating finish. Enjoy alongside shrimp pasta, mushroom risotto, or chicken piccata.
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 wines are crafted for those with an appetite for adventure, those in touch with their inner loon, those who consider pretense simply unnecessary. Each vintage provides our winemakers the perfect opportunity to have a little fun and indulge their inner loon. They start by scouring the top wine regions of the world for the finest fruit. Then, they gently guide that fruit to its fullest potential, creat-ing fruit-forward, well-balanced wines that offer a keen blend of approachability, quality and value