Swanson Vineyards and Winery

7079673500 1271 Manley Lane
Rutherford, CA 94573
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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.

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Robin recently took the winemaking position at Swanson Vineyards in Oakville and I stopped by yesterday to pay him a visit. It was the first time I had been to Swanson which was started by the frozen foods Swanson's back in 1985. Situated on their Estate of 100 acres of Cabernet and Merlot just off Hwy 29 it's easy to find. I drove past the tast... Read More

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  • Swanson Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2009


    Lots of complex flavors Read More

    Wine review by ehastie

  • Swanson Merlot Oakville 2010


    Good, smokey Read More

    Wine review by ehastie

  • Swanson Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2011


    Don't love Pinot Read More

    Wine review by ehastie

  • Swanson Rosé Blend Oakville Rosato NV


    Not too sweet. Smooth. Read More

    Wine review by ehastie

  • Swanson Merlot Oakville 2006


    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! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion

  • Swanson Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Instant Napa 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by estam

  • Swanson Syrah Napa Valley 1994


    The nose was infectious to the point that it was hard to pull away from it. It showed sweet maraschino cherry with cinnamon, medicinal herbs and floral notes, yet as sweet and rich as it was, it had finesse and elegance. On the palate, I found black fruits and spice, which gained depth and followed across the palate like silk until the close whe... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Swanson Syrah Napa Valley 1994


    Dark cherry, root beer, brown sugar and candied notes on the nose. Violet, olive and cinnamon showed up on the palate over a blanket of fruit. Straight-forward, full bodied, medium tannins. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Swanson Syrah Napa Valley 1994


    Candied: a bit of root beer, licorice, deep gamy core, violet pastille, leather, peppery cinnamon and cigar box over a base of black olive juice. Very lean and focused, with plenty of sweet fruit that tends to the red end of the spectrum. Lots of cola, root beer, and cinnamon spice layered over a fine bed of dark, firm fruit. This finishes with ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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  • Excellent wines. Love the Pinot Grigio. Also Alexis 2003 is divine.

    Comment by 120411maryjeandc 120411 maryjeandc

  • This winery excells where so many others fail: it's friendly (OMG)!, it's elegant and quite and ultimately private if you go for a tasting (they see a spartan few via reservation each day). Looking for a superior wine under $40? Try their merlot.

    Comment by 348341sirbrian 348341 sirbrian

  • Most intimate and memorable tasting experience in the Napa Valley. Aside from Chris Phelps' delightful Bordeauxs, Swanson's Marco Capelli assists in an amazing line up of dessert wines. Go there and ask for the "Crepiscule." Trust me!

    Comment by 212802NexGenWines 212802 NexGenWines

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