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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Swanson Oakville Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2006
Swanson Oakville Merlot (375ML half-bottle) 2006
(search item no. 108873)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Swanson Merlot is a definite cross between classic Napa Merlot and quintessential Right-Bank Bordeaux. Ripe cassis and elegant black cherry on the nose, with a hint of spice and plum. The tannins are very ripe and firm. Sweet, toasty oak, overlaid with pure raspberry extract and black cherry. Will cellar very nicely for the next 10 years.
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About Swanson:

Founded by W. Clarke Swanson, Jr. in 1985, Swanson Vineyards consists of 140 acres of estate vineyards in the Oakville area of Napa Valley. The winery produces Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, a late harvest Semillon, plus their flagship proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, called "Alexis."