This 2012 red blend from the house of Orin Swift is always enjoyable.
Unfortunately it wasn't stored properly and shows some over ripen fruits. However it is still very yummy. Showing black fruits with Oak vanilla spices, chocolates tobacco mocha coke earth.
Balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Spicy on the finish with fine tannins.
15.7% alcohol by volume.
92 points — 3 days ago
Simple and clean with abundant red fruit and berry flavors. Medium alcohol. Served with medium rare bone in ribeye, skillet potatoes, and baked zucchini. — a month ago
It’s value for money night. This is a nicely balanced and very approachable blend from Austin Hope. It is a little more restrained than the Cabernet which can be a little too sweet and extracted but it has a great combination of fruit and spice flavours. I enjoyed this and would add it to my ‘bankers’ under $30 along with Orin Swifts Abstract and Daou’s The Pessimist. — 12 days ago
Post Christmas Day celebrations with Orin Swift Abstract. We decanted for over an hour. The wine is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Gorgeous aromas of ripe red fruit including raspberry, bing cherries and strawberry open the nose. The aromas continue onto the palate with added layers of barbecued meat, rhubarb, thyme, surrounding a dark fruit core. The smoothness is enveloping and lasting, the wine finishes with a delicate maraschino cherry note. Spectacular and one of my all time favorites. — 22 days ago
Dinner with Shawn at the Wine Bar - Orin Swift wines are delicious 🍷 — a day ago
Wonderful balance and power but much too young for drinking now — 17 days ago
The moscato blended in Sav Blanc adds character and notes of orange blossom. Nice change of pace — 2 months ago