Swanson Merlot Oakville 2003

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Swanson Vineyards and Winery:
The Swanson products and philosophy celebrate decadence with a wink -- the sublime mixing of the high with the low. We glorify day-to-day living by introducing luxury products that were once considered stuffy and intimidating in a delightful and accessible manner. We encourage you to plop ice cubes in your glass of Rosato during the summertime; savor the naughty combination of chocolate bonb... Read more
The Swanson products and philosophy celebrate decadence with a wink -- the sublime mixing of the high with the low. We glorify day-to-day living by introducing luxury products that were once considered stuffy and intimidating in a delightful and accessible manner. We encourage you to plop ice cubes in your glass of Rosato during the summertime; savor the naughty combination of chocolate bonbons with estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon; or serve American caviar and potato chips with Pinot Grigio -- just because you want to. Read less

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
08/04/2006

Extremely good merlot. Dark garnet in color, with lots of berries on the palate and a grip of warm tannins that were in balance with the fruit. Would definitely buy more.


Snooth User: meter67
4069818
2.50 5
01/07/2008

not as good as the 2002


Snooth User: SDWineLover13
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4.00 5
09/08/2007

A true meeting of the Oakville and Bordeaux minds, this wine retains the weight and texture of the New World, with the nuances and complexity of Pomerol. The nose exhibits dried cherry, raspberry and a smoky blackberry, with the flavors in the mouth echoing this impression nicely. The fine-grained tannins for which our merlots are known provide the round, ripe texture of this wine. While drinking surprisingly well today, the 2003 Swanson merlot will improve and be enjoyable for at least the next six to eight years.



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