Swanson Merlot "CYGNET" 2012 (Napa Valley, California)

Swanson Merlot "CYGNET" 2012
(Napa Valley, California)


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Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2012 is the 2nd vintage of Cygnet, a wine designed to retain the fresh lushness of ripe Merlot grapes, yet exhibit the complexity and texture that only come with aging in small barrels. 2012 was a warm vintage, which is reflected in the depth of flavor and generous mouth feel of this wine. Deep purple-hued red color, and an array of black fruits more commonly associated with Cabernet lead to a mouthful of velvety, ripe tannins. Lingering notes of cocoa, clove and black cherry echo long after the wine is swallowed. Optimum suggested drinking is 2015 to 2018. - Chris Phelps, Winemaker

Vineyards:

Merlot: from our mid-valley Oakville Cross Road Estate, a small block in a vineyard adjacent to our estate, and a site on the flank of the Mayacamas range in Oakville.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Calistoga, Rutherford and Oakville
Petit Verdot: Oak Knoll district

Blend: 83% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot
Winemaking: 2 days cold soaking, 22 days average maceration on skins; 16 months in barrels: 70% American, 30% French oak