Smoking Loon, La Crema, McManis and The Crusher Releases


Californian wines have been growing in the marketplace in New Zealand of late. The wines are welcome additions as they represent a part of the world which is established as well as being innovative, and thus, stylistically significant. While many of the most famous wines are very expensive, and arguably deservedly so, California can offer remarkable value. Many of these wines are finding their way here, via imaginative distributors, such as Procure Liquor. Here I review new vintage arrivals of Californian wines imported by Procure Liquor. They are from ‘Smoking Loon’, ‘La Crema’, McManis’ and ‘The Crusher’.


  • Smoking Loon California Chardonnay 2016
  • La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2015
  • McManis Lodi California Zinfandel 2016
  • The Crusher California Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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