Our approachable 2018 Smoking Loon Chilean Sauvignon Blanc opens bright and lively, with aromas of guava, lime zest, and pomelo fruit notes. Aged eight months in stainless steel, this refreshing Sauvignon Blanc delivers a vibrant acidic structure with a mouthful of flavors of Meyer lemon, key lime and bright citrus on the finish.
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.
Stretching nearly 250 miles from north to south, Valle Central of Chile is one of the largest wine regions in South America. In this region, vines thrive in uninterrupted sunshine. As night falls, cold air descends from the snow-covered peaks of the Andes. This temperature swing provides the environment wine grapes need to develop fresh fruit characteristics and crisp acidity. Chilean vineyards benefit from the abundant water for irrigation which flows from the eternal ice caps of the Andes. Chile’s unique geography and climate make for an ideal winegrowing region.