Category Archives: Napa

Swanson 2011 Merlot

Merlot has remained at the core of Swanson Vineyard’s identify since Clarke Swanson purchased the estate vineyards in 1985. Located in the Oakville area of Napa, this wine is made from two small blocks in the Rutherford and Yountville area. This wine has a vibrant garnet color and robust aromas of freshly crushed red and black cherries. There are notes of sweet blackberry, coffee, and all-spice which add to the complexity of the wine. In the mouth this wine exhibits ample black and red fruits, a medium body, and a fragrant, lingering finish. This wine is drinkable now or can be aged through 2022. This wine is priced at $14.99 at Costco FO through July 4th. This wine is normally priced at $19.99 at Costco FO and around $28 at other outlets. This wine would be a nice addition to any cellar.


Caymus Cabernet 2011

I recently has the pleasue of sharing a bottle of Caymus 2011 with my wife. This wine is rated at 92 by Wine Spectator and it lived up to the rating! The flavor of ripe fruit and oak were impressive! This wine reverberates with ripe cherry, plum and currants and has an awesome finish! This wine retails around $65.