Swanson Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

8.932 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Steven Gullo

Fresh plum, wild berries, very soft tannins. A little lighter than expected, lacking complexity. Probably due to 2011 vintage

Fresh plum, wild berries, very soft tannins. A little lighter than expected, lacking complexity. Probably due to 2011 vintage

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2015
Peter Heidt

...nice, nice bottle. Jammy fruit goodness...

...nice, nice bottle. Jammy fruit goodness...

May 7th, 2018
James Kelliher

Good complement to a dinner of steaks, baked cod and grilled vegetables. Nice fruit and balance.

Good complement to a dinner of steaks, baked cod and grilled vegetables. Nice fruit and balance.

Aug 16th, 2017
Bill Song

Don't like Merlots but this one is ok. Light

Don't like Merlots but this one is ok. Light

Mar 23rd, 2017
Rochelle

For a merlot drinks like a cab nice flavor medium full finish just delicious 😋

For a merlot drinks like a cab nice flavor medium full finish just delicious 😋

Nov 26th, 2016
Fred Calatayud

Pleasantly surprised by this Merlot - could have easily mistaken it as a cab. Strong, but nicely balanced dark fruit with a long finish. It still had a lot in the tank given the 2007 vintage. If you are sitting on this, you may start drinking it now, but it can go longer.

Pleasantly surprised by this Merlot - could have easily mistaken it as a cab. Strong, but nicely balanced dark fruit with a long finish. It still had a lot in the tank given the 2007 vintage. If you are sitting on this, you may start drinking it now, but it can go longer.

Nov 5th, 2016
Saskia Mallach

It's funny, I haven't had a Merlot for a long time, is it the company, the vibe, I don't know, but this wine tasted fantastic!

It's funny, I haven't had a Merlot for a long time, is it the company, the vibe, I don't know, but this wine tasted fantastic!

Feb 12th, 2015
Martin Chang

$20.99 Costco

$20.99 Costco

Jul 9th, 2017
Karen Malsky

Karen had this a month ago

Karen had this a month ago

Jan 1st, 2020
Keith Willis

Keith had this 2 years ago

Keith had this 2 years ago

Jul 8th, 2018