I love the Wednesday Wine challenge I have set for my blog. It’s fun to seek out inexpensive wines that are worthy of drinking (even if I have to go through a couple of bad bottles to get there). This week I decided to seek out an inexpensive Syrah. I just enjoyed a wonderful bottle of Whetstone Napa Valley Syrah, which retails for a hefty $50, so I thought it would be fun to find a Syrah for under $15 that would still put that same smile (or at least similar smile) on my face.
About the Wine- From the Winery
Smoking Loon’s 2009 Syrah is from California and has 13.9% alcohol. It retails for $1o (although Trader Joe’s has it for $6.99) and you can find more information at www.SmokingLoon.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Smoking Loon Syrah pours a deep plum in the glass. It has a nose of packed full of sweet, ripe strawberries, cocoa, and herbs. Tastes of strawberries, cranberries, and oak are followed with a peppery finish. A really nice wine you can find for under $10…I almost can’t believe how enjoyable it is considering I just drank the Whetstone last night. A great pick for your Wednesday Wine!
My Wine Rating- B