Original
13 Ratings
Swanson Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

Swanson Merlot, the heart and soul of our storied 100-acre Oakville Cross Road vineyard, established itself 20 vintages back and continues to set the standard of balance and consistency among all Napa and Sonoma Merlots. As complex and delicately layered as most Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, while delighting both new and discriminating palates with its trademark drinkability, Merlot is who we are and what we do. We are Oakville’s largest producer of estate-grown Merlot, aptly and quite frequently described as the “Cab-lover’s Merlot”.

Expert Reviews
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  • Critics Challenge
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: Critics Challenge 2005 Platinum - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/05.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Nov-06.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/96.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Wine News
    (2005 Vintage)