Our 2018 Smoking Loon California Pinot Grigio opens with bright aromas of lemon, quince, and orange blossom and offers a light straw color with almost a platinum hue. On the palate are flavors of tart lemon with a slight minerality. Refreshing and bright, this medium-bodied Pinot Grigio offers a firm texture and a bright finish to make this a versatile food wine.
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