message on a bottle

with valentine's day right around the corner, people tend to get frantic with what-the-hell-do-i-buy-this-person jitters. allow me to introduce swanson vineyards!
as their website informs, for the past 25 years under the watchful eye and skilled hand of chris phelps, they have been known as a merlot house. these house wines are crafted from a tiny batch of 100% merlot, then carefully blended to appeal to a wide swath of palates... "from beer-and-whiskey-loving wine novice to the most discriminating oenophile on your guest list". the best part? the array of messages you have to choose from. 
originally $25, now they're $22 with code "oprah" ;
*that's right. momma o has got you covered!


  1. Great winery to visit too. Super friendly in the tasting room. -dimber