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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Swanson Oakville Merlot 2009
Swanson Oakville Merlot 2009
(search item no. 122173)
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PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 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 2009 Swanson Oakville Merlot is the perfect reminder of why so many serious red wine drinkers like Merlot. Visually, aromatically, and on the palate, the wine is plush and generous. The color is dark garnet with a purple edge. The nose is captivating, with aromas of fresh, ripe black cherry, plum, raspberry, and well-integrated toasted oak. In the mouth, very ripe black and red fruits surround a core of velvety tannin. The finish is enticing, silky-smooth, long and harmonious. This Merlot will continue to improve in the bottle.
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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."