2006 Swanson Alexis

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • wmccone54 wrote: (88 points)

    August 9, 2014 - 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.

  • andrewdl wrote:

    March 9, 2013 - Pretty great.

  • wmccone54 wrote: (90 points)

    September 2, 2012 - 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.

  • ZinRandy wrote: (92 points)

    April 14, 2012 - Rockstar wine.
    Huge wine.
    Mouth coating tannins.

  • Wine-Strategies wrote: (85 points)

    March 26, 2012 - 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.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/20/2010 (link) 85 points

    (Swanson Alexis) Ripe berry, oak nose; ripe berry, oak, cedar palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Swanson
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Alexis
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 146 (64%)
  • Consumed 83 (36%)

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