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Swanson Merlot Oakville 2006

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90 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Well-ripened and well-defined as Merlot with lots of sweet oak working in league with its ample black cherry fruit, this weighty, comparatively fleshy, but nicely rounded wine hits the varietal nail on the head... It picks up a bit of Cabernet's sturdiness en route to its lengthy, moderately tannic finish...

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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

Member Reviews for Swanson Merlot Oakville

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Snooth User: Stallion
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3.00 5
07/26/2013

Good Merlot. Not exactly the Cabernet drinkers merlot....but a nice wine with good structure. it's a well made wine and will go well with most foods. nice nose...slightly tannic on the finish. But a good solid wine! Cheers!


Snooth User: ehs34
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1.50 5
04/09/2011

Harsh, high alcohol taste. Cherry and cocoa on the nose.


External Reviews for Swanson Merlot Oakville

11/12/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Well-ripened and well-defined as Merlot with lots of sweet oak working in league with its ample black cherry fruit, this weighty, comparatively fleshy, but nicely rounded wine hits the varietal nail on the head in terms of both taste and texture. It picks up a bit of Cabernet's sturdiness en route to its lengthy, moderately tannic finish, but its tougher side will be tamed by time, and five years in the cellar should do the trick.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


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Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

WS: 89 Points



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90 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Well-ripened and well-defined as Merlot with lots of sweet oak working in league with its ample black cherry fruit, this weighty, comparatively fleshy, but nicely rounded wine hits the varietal nail on the head... It picks up a bit of Cabernet's sturdiness en route to its lengthy, moderately tannic finish...

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