About This Wine
The Swanson name has long been recognized for frozen food products.
Remember those famous TV dinners the family launched in 1953? They were a groundbreaking innovation. Twenty-five years ago, the Swanson family chartered another course, this time into the world of wine. Commencing in the mid-1980s, they were among the earliest producers of Napa Valley Merlot.
Today, while its wines are extraordinary, the mission of Swanson Vineyards is straightforward: to celebrate the simple pleasures in life, made better with wine. Chris Phelps is the winemaker, possessing a resumé that reads like a “Who’s Who” of great Napa wineries — 12 years at Dominus and seven at Caymus Vineyards, before taking the helm at Swanson in 2003.
Swanson’s 2009 Pinot Grigio is a bright, fresh wine with intensely concentrated fruit. Three Napa Valley districts contributed grapes, although most came from Swanson’s estate vineyard in Oakville. As for a food pairing, may we suggest a (Swanson) chicken pot pie?
About Pinot Grigio
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Grigio
- Grape Source:Primarily Swanson’s Oakville Cross Road Estate Vineyard
- Aromas & Flavors:Lychee, Meyer Lemon Zest and a Hint of Ripe Pear
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiongrilled fish, or fried chicken.
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