Swanson Vineyards Merlot 2013
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
Taut and well-framed, with notes of slate and spice to the dried berry and cherry flavors. Dried herbal accents show on the tannic finish. Drink now. 6,500 cases made.
This youthful wine shows the exuberance of tannin and power of the vintage, finding its time to unwind. Small percentages of Merlot and Petit Verdot figure in the blend. Oak, cedar and herb jump out most, with faint layers of blackberry and black cherry.