Swanson Vineyards

Swanson Vineyards 'Oakville' Merlot 2011
" Hand-harvested grapes were sorted to stainless steel tanks for cold soaking and fermentation. After 18 days of maceration on the skins, the wine was drained warm directly to barrels. The 2011 Swanson Napa Valley Merlot presents immediate appeal, showing a vibrant garnet color and robust aromas of

Swanson Vineyards 'Oakville' Merlot 2010
91  Anthony Dias Blue 
Anthony Dias Blue 91 "Black plum and black fruit, robust and powerfully structured but with finesse, integrated wood and with hints of violet, dried lavender, graphite and leather. 15% Cab Sauv, 2% Petit Verdot"~AB   " The 2010 Swanson Oakville Merlot shows an exuberant array of aromas,

Swanson 'Oakville' Merlot 2009
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88 "Rich black-cherry, currant, licorice, spice and sandalwood flavors abound in this dry Merlot. It’s pretty tannic, with a gum-sticking astringency. It’s unlikely that this will age well, so drink it now, after decanting, and pair it with rich meats."~SH  " The 2009 Swanson

Swanson Vineyards Merlot 2008
" The 2008 Swanson Oakville Merlot is a charming wine, reminiscent more of the Right Bank of Bordeaux than Napa Valley. The nose offers black cherry, plum, and dried red cherry with notes of well-integrated sweet oak and mocha. Firm, ripe tannins characteristic of our Oakville Estate vineyard fill

Swanson Vineyards Merlot 2007
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "One of the best Merlots of the vintage, at a good price for the quality. Shows a structural quality and ripeness that are pure Oakville, with ultra-refined tannins, good acidity and plush, complex flavors of black cherries, red currants and licorice that go on and on into a

Swanson Vineyards Alexis 2004 1.5L
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Big, ripe and intense, without being clumsy, this shows rich plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit that’s well-proportioned given its size. Offers a hint of new shoe leather, with firm, structured tannins. Ends with a long, persistent finish."

Swanson Vineyards Merlot 2006
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Supple yet well-structured, with black cherry and toasty oak aromas and sleek red currant, cedar and spice flavors that delicately gain complexity. Drink now through 2014. 8,400 cases made." TF

Swanson Vineyards Alexis 2006
"Voluptuous, celebratory, and exquisitely finessed, our bewitchingly original Cabernet Sauvignon stands tall among Napa Valley's blockbuster Cabernets. Highlighting the very finest of our celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Oakville, Alexis is a wine lover's wonderland: complex, aromatically