2011 La Ti Da Red Blend
California: Napa Valley
Well, aren't you fancy?
How do you vacation in French Wine Country without a plane ticket? Simply pop open a bottle of today’s Swanson Vineyards 2011 La Ti Da Red Blend and you will be immediately transported to Bordeaux.
Today’s wine is full of juicy dark fruit, with a lovely softness to the palate that comes directly from Swanson’s hallmark Merlot. The wine was crafted by winemaker Chris Phelps, who perfected his craft at big name wineries such as Chateau Petrus, Dominus, and Caymus before taking over the reins at Swanson.
Please enjoy today’s wine with our boldest recommendation. Cheers!
Deep crimson notes with flecks of red ruby trailing from the center of the glass to the very edge.
Deep black fruit leaps from the glass to greet you, with blackberry and sweet plum framed by bold black licorice, California bay leaf, dried herbes de Provence, sandalwood, and hints of freshly tilled earth.
Incredibly well rounded on the palate, with juicy dark fruit flavors of fresh blackberry, mulberry, and dark cherry mingling with sweet tobacco leaf, dusty sweet earth, dried blueberry, coffee bean, soft dried herbs, toasted oak, and a lingering note of dried rose petal.
Well balanced, and in many ways a classic Bordeaux Red, with great structure and a touch of softness to the mid-palate from the Merlot.
A perfectly grilled filet mignon, finished with a wild mushroom sauce drizzled overtop.
What the Winery Says
- Chris Phelps
- Napa Valley, California
- Fruit Variety
- 76% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot