Orin Swift

Orin Swift

Mannequin California Chardonnay 2017

Buttery at PnP, but as it warmed it revealed vanilla, pineapple, and some herbal notes. Maybe also artichoke? A real nice Napa chardonnay. — 5 days ago

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Orin Swift Cellars

Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc

Would you give it a different rating if you didn’t know it was Orin Swift? — a month ago

Ex Post Facto

Santa Barbara County Syrah

We Coravin-ed this a while back, and I wish I would’ve checked in on the first glass. Oddly enough, it tastes lightly oxidized. …Notes of black cherry pie, raspberry jam, silky blueberry, and a cocoa finish. Dark red fruit throughout. Subtle black currant. A light herbaceousness I can’t quite place. Maybe oregano? Not as teeth-ripping as Orin Swift or Michael David Syrah, but easy to drink and good to pair. — 18 days ago

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8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel Blend 2016

This is a big and bold Zinfandel based red Blend from California.

Showing black fruits with tobacco, chocolates, coffee, cola, vanilla, cedar, licorice and mocha.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Jammy and creamy. Smooth and easy drinking.

Enjoyable by itself, and would pair nicely with a burger.

Would be interesting to try it in a few years, as it might calm down a bit. Might be too sweet for some.

A blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 7 days ago

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Orin Swift Cellars

Abstract Grenache Blend 2019

Love this Grenache blend. Presents with classic Grenache profile and the petite sirah is evident in the mid palate. Really great w food. — 8 days ago

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Mercury Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Winner on fruit forward. Great nose. $215. Think it's a great option for Brazilian fusion food. — 2 months ago

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Machete Petite Sirah Blend 2018

Great entry level wine in the Orin Swift arena, balanced, drinkable, bold and audacious. . . — 2 months ago

Orin Swift

Palermo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Really light and bright fruits for a cab but must be the youth. — 2 days ago

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8 Years in the Desert *New Release* Zinfandel Blend

Wonderful Zin- 8 years in the desert did this Zin just right- will definitely order again — 4 days ago

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Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Politically Correct Red Wine 2016

This is a very tasty Bordeaux blend from Lodi. Showing nice complexity, but a little unbalanced.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity (and some RS), on the palate with blackberries, black currants, eucalyptus, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, Mediterranean spices, espresso, cola, light herbs and black pepper.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

This 5 year old is big, bold and extracted. A little much, but very enjoyable.

This is an Orin Swift look alike, from the bottle look, to the wine style.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see if it calms down a bit.

A blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon ,5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels (33% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 19 days ago

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