1997 Swanson Alexis

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2005 - 2075 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • CabIPA Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 25, 2017 - If you're still holding on to this...there's no rush. I was surprised at the tannins and acidity. I'd say you've got at least 5 years left. We decanted over 7 hours with half the bottle in the decanter and half in the bottle. Both held up with the slow ox starting to outshine at the end of the night.

  • AlexHop Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 30, 2015 - Beautiful. Silky smooth. Vey balanced but great flavors, a touch of vanilla and a nice long finish.

  • Wine maestro wrote: (88 points)

    July 4, 2012 - Alexis that is mature, but still expressive and intriguing. Musky barnyard on the nose which eventually blows off leading to
    notes of dried black cherry, underbrush and raspberry. Interesting character in the middle with cedar, crushed rocks and
    a dusting of coca powder. Dashes of spices echo on a earthy, long lasting finish marked by brewed coffee and smoky oak.
    Drink now and into 2013.

  • rocknroller wrote: (89 points)

    October 23, 2011 - Mpls Does Big Domestic Reds (Fire Lake, Mpls): Very dark red. This bottle was in pretty good shape. It was a bit hot on the nose and palate. Nose has oak, spice, alcohol-mild, herbs, briar. The palate is fairly nice with good fruit, cassis, plum,oak, and some heat on the finish at times. The balance is off here a bit, but overall holding up fairly well.

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (86 points)

    February 26, 2011 - A Bunch of Wines on a Saturday Afternoon: Ruby, cloudy and flat. I think this bottle had seen better days. The nose was iron and dried cherries. Soft texture. Liqueur like. Cherry liqueur. Its ok, but I wonder about storage all these years.

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    3/12/2002 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 138 (62%)
  • Consumed 84 (38%)

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