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2011 Swanson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Salon Select, Napa Valley, 750ml

Wine Specs

Vintage 2011
Appellation Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol content 14.2
Release Type Current

2011 Salon Cabernet Sauvignon

$120.00   per 750ml bottle
This 2011 Swanson Salon Cabernet Sauvignon is immediately attractive, drawing the taster in, both visually and aromatically. The color is a rich, deep purple-hued garnet, and the nose shows aromas of crushed rose petal, black cherry and ripe cassis, with notes of clove and anise. In the mouth, look for very ripe, sweet blackberry and cassis, around a core of velvety tannin. The finish is quite long and complex, with return on the finish of cassis and rose petal. The wine will continue to improve in the bottle, with optimum drinkability from 2018 – 2025.

Wine Profile

Winemaker Notes
2011 was a challenging vintage in Napa Valley, by any standard. The only true path to success was to maneuver between rains that arrived both early and late in the season. For Swanson Vineyards, the high quality of our Bordeaux varietal-based wines is due to the exceptional terroir of our estate vineyard and that of our vineyard partners. Blessed with well-drained soils and good exposure to sun and afternoon breezes, the vines were carefully thinned, then leafed to maintain open canopies that were able to ripen our grapes even under weather conditions that were less than ideal.