The beautiful salmon-colored wine displays a nose of cherry, red currant and an herbal hint of spearmint. The palate has a zippy acidity - Grahm says zippier than in previous vintages - and an abundance of red fruit, a citrus peel angle and a touch of tanginess. Salads and seafood, sure, but even better if you’re having them on the deck and can afford to have a few more glasses after lunch. — 4 days ago
Delectable - this is actually Chenin Blanc and tasted blind with the much older Swan Valley Chenin. Very well made by Robb Mann who was the chief Winemaker at Cape Mentelle. Chenin is very well suited to WA like it is in South Africa. Very ripe apples. Interesting wine. — 23 days ago
Absolutely delish and oh so smooth. Huge notes of cherry right off the bat and then washes away with some raspberry and cranberry. Low tannins and ultra clean finish. Delightful on all fronts and super interesting to see so many grapes in this blend (5 different grapes) — 6 days ago
Ouvert Operation is a great sour. You can taste the peppercorn and a bit od floral from the gin. Would get again. Left for several years but still very good. — a month ago
Color of grayish purple. Quite clear. Nose of tobacco leaves, grape juice, flowering note, some spice, strength of alcohol, and a bit plum. Taste of strawberry syrup, quite sweet, no tannins, a bit zesty rind, and some more ripe grapes and lychees. Aftertaste of some more zest and grapes. Average. — 3 days ago
13’ Herman Story Nuts & Bolts Syrah. Pull the cork & let open up in your glass.
💯 Syrah. Popping purple color. Nose is not as appealing as the palate. Very approachable immediately & ￼lighter in body than I expected. Don’t let that fool you though.
Boysenberry, raspberry, dark fruit liqueur, roasted coffee. Seamless cherry cola spice on the finish. What’s not to like. — 9 days ago
Another nice drinkable presentation this year. More sweet than bold but an overall juicy cab. — 25 days ago
Pop, 1hr slow ox, no decant. On the nose: lovely, gamey red fruit, blackberry, blueberry...comes off a touch ripe, but the game notes bring it.back.down to earth...only complaint is a soft chlorine.note on the back end of the nose. On the palate: excellent acidity. and lighter-bodied than I expected, but a pleasant surprise, with loads of energy, a touch of stoniness and some cracked pepper spice. Some chalky tannin on the finish. A very good syrah for my palate, and for the price, downright spectacular. — 2 days ago
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%! — 14 days ago