Red

2007 Swanson Alexis

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Oakville
Drink between 2012 - 2026
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • andrewdl wrote: (92 points)

    September 28, 2013 - As always!

  • terroiristblog wrote: (89 points)

    November 15, 2012 - Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: The nose opens with extremely dark fruits that are flirting with being overripe. The fruit is backed by a nice floral lift of lavender, rosemary, and potpourri alongside chocolate and spicy oak. On the palate, the wine is thinner than one would expect and would benefit from better structure.

  • ZinRandy wrote: (91 points)

    April 14, 2012 - Smoother than the 06. Not as powerful.
    Great fruit. Very enjoyable.
    Great drinking wine.

  • wmccone54 wrote: (92 points)

    February 14, 2012 - Very enjoyable restaurant purchase. Dark, full bodied, opened after a brief decant with aromas of dark cherries, berries, plum, and vanilla. Typical Napa Cabernet flavor profile; still fairly young so most of the secondary flavors have not yet evolved. The wine contains close to 20% Merlot, which seemed to soften the firm tannins. Excellent sturcture, decanting definitely required at this juncture. Long finish. Paired well at Valentine's dinner with a grilled fillet, prawns, and lobster. IMHO slightly better than the 2007 Cakebread Napa Cabernet which was also enjoyed.

  • Mike Kopanski wrote: (91 points)

    May 13, 2011 - One of the wholesalers brought this out to dinner from his personal stash. We were sitting at the bar in a crowded environment, so we popped and poured. Wish we were in a position to decant, or maybe use the vinturi. I'm used to drinking Alexis at about 10 years old. It was tight, and ungiving, and did not let us taste it's potential. We still knew we had something. I caught cedar and sandalwood aromas with the glass a foot from my nose. There were all kinds of hints of fruit, strawberry, cranberry, cassis, and blackberry. There seems to be a taste of olive oil. There is an herbal light spiciness. Some mineral. Rich and creamy, yet smooth and elegant. Super long and complex finish. Needs some time.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 11 (3%)
  • In Cellars 236 (73%)
  • Consumed 75 (23%)

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