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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Swanson Pinot Grigio 2007
Swanson Pinot Grigio 2007
(search item no. 99406)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $15.79

Winemaker's Notes:

In some ways, 2007 was a year of extremes... sub-freezing temperatures in January and only 60% of normal rainfall. Then a warm spring led to early budbreak, bloom and set, and the march towards harvest resumed a more normal pace with cool summer temperatures. Both clusters and berries were smaller than usual, leading to a significant degree of concentration in 2007 wines across the board. This Pinot Grigio was harvested in the cool morning hours under optimal conditions.

The Swanson Vineyards 2007 Pinot Grigio is a complex, multi-layered wine. Lychee, grapefruit, lemon zest and pear can be found in both the nose and the mouth. The wine lingers on the palate, and evokes the memory of fresh, perfectly ripe Pinot Grigio grapes. The 2007 Pinot Grigio represents the essence of this aromatic grape.

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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."