Candied Mushroom

Orin Swift

Slander California Pinot Noir

Hello spring 👋🌷 Loving the beautiful sunshine 🌞 and mild temps here in the Twin Cities today.

Just wrapped up a tasting with friends that included a study of Orin Swift wines, including this heavyweight Pinot Noir from California.

👁 It is solidly medium ruby with “demonic” tearing. @win_drinks_wine

👃 On the nose this wine has medium(+) intensity in youthful aromas. Aromas include notes of candied cherry, kirsch, raspberry preserves, cranberry, strawberry rhubarb, also violet, licorice, mushroom, forest floor, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cedar, and dark chocolate.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry, it has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, HIGH alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish lingers.

Woah, this is unexpectedly heavy and intense for a Pinot Noir, but I have to say it’s pretty darn delicious.

@orinswift , Slander, Pinot Noir, California, Vintage 2018, ABV 15.2%!
— 12 days ago

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