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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 11 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2005 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerSwanson (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
DesignationAlexis
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationOakville

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2023 (based on 3 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Swanson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexis on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.9 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 23 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by wmccone54 on 8/9/2014 & rated 88 points: Short decant, and then poured into a large Riedel glass. I expected after two years the oak would have integrated more. Unfortunately, after close to 8 years, the oak is still very prevalent. Structured with blackberries, dark cherries, dark bitter chocolate, and some dry dusty earth. Really requires more time in the bottle or a very long decant. The liberal and somewhat excessive use of oak has really negatively impacted the enjoyment of this wine. Poor QPR. (576 views)
 Tasted by andrewdl on 3/9/2013: Pretty great. (1445 views)
 Tasted by wmccone54 on 9/2/2012 & rated 90 points: Stereotypical Napa Cabernet: big, dark, and tons of primary fruit with a heavy dose of oak that's starting to turn to vanilla and cedar. Although very enjoyable, the 2007 Alexis was, I thought, smoother and more approachable. The wife really liked this, but I'm not sure this is worth $65 at retail. Recommend an hour to two hour decant. Starting to show hints of dark chocolate on the long finish. Goes well with a big juicy chargrilled steak. This will last in the cellar for another 8-10 years. I think it will improve given some time. (1800 views)
 Tasted by ZinRandy on 4/14/2012 & rated 92 points: Rockstar wine.
Huge wine.
Mouth coating tannins. (2048 views)
 Tasted by Wine-Strategies on 3/26/2012 & rated 85 points: Slow-O 1 hour. Dark ruby core, no sign of age. Predictable aromas of creamy, toasty oak, ripe blueberries, cherry and chocolate sauce. Somewhere in the middle of this oak bomb is some fruit, but after a half hour, I gave up trying to find it. I can see where some would love it, but it's a big pass for me. (2098 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 11/20/2010 & rated 85 points: SF Vintners Market: 164 Wines Tasted (Fort Mason, San Francisco, California): Ripe berry, oak nose; ripe berry, oak, cedar palate; medium finish (3773 views)
 Tasted by lmodell on 10/22/2010 & rated 93 points: Silky smooth finish. (2658 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (11/20/2010)
(Swanson Cabernet Sauvignon Alexis) Ripe berry, oak nose; ripe berry, oak, cedar palate; medium finish  85 points
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California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

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