Orin Swift Cellars

8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel Blend

9.2257 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

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.

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.

Jul 18th, 2021
Rob B
9.2

Full body, fruit forward 👌🏼

Full body, fruit forward 👌🏼

Jul 8th, 2021
Mike R
9.2

Just a Saturday afternoon with my friend R Bowers planning a little wine trip in a few months - did not expect this wine to be this good - “try it you might like it”

Just a Saturday afternoon with my friend R Bowers planning a little wine trip in a few months - did not expect this wine to be this good - “try it you might like it”

Feb 23rd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Another Dave Phinney offering, a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah & Syrah with aromas of dusty berry fruits with sweet pepper spice notes. On the palate rich blackberry fruit with oak, herb and currant tones. Well integrated on fine tannins, lingering ending with earthy mineral character. Very nice!

Another Dave Phinney offering, a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah & Syrah with aromas of dusty berry fruits with sweet pepper spice notes. On the palate rich blackberry fruit with oak, herb and currant tones. Well integrated on fine tannins, lingering ending with earthy mineral character. Very nice!

Jan 1st, 2019
Victoria Clare

Beautiful wine that tastes even better once it’s had air and is paired with a steak!

Beautiful wine that tastes even better once it’s had air and is paired with a steak!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2020
Tom Wildenhaus

So this was huge. 2 hours later was drinking nice but still needed more time. I will wait a couple of years to open the next one but this is certainly a good wine.

So this was huge. 2 hours later was drinking nice but still needed more time. I will wait a couple of years to open the next one but this is certainly a good wine.

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2018
Jay Kline

This is Dave Phinney’s first Zinfandel-based wine since the noncompete associated with his sale of the Prisoner expired; hence the name. Popped and poured. Bold red and dark fruits with a significant amount of anise and black pepper. Medium tannins and a decent amount of acid to give the large amount of fruit some lift. A touch hot...the alcohol showing more as time went on. A fun wine to try and better than I expected but I can already feel palate fatigue setting in. Thanks Neal!

This is Dave Phinney’s first Zinfandel-based wine since the noncompete associated with his sale of the Prisoner expired; hence the name. Popped and poured. Bold red and dark fruits with a significant amount of anise and black pepper. Medium tannins and a decent amount of acid to give the large amount of fruit some lift. A touch hot...the alcohol showing more as time went on. A fun wine to try and better than I expected but I can already feel palate fatigue setting in. Thanks Neal!

2 people found it helpfulOct 4th, 2018
Mike R
9.5

It so damn good

Better than Turley but in same category

Big bold beautiful zin - delicious

All smiles tonight

It so damn good

Better than Turley but in same category

Big bold beautiful zin - delicious

All smiles tonight

2 people found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2018
Kay Davis

Excellent. Pepper was heavy at first but settled in as the bottle opened up.

Excellent. Pepper was heavy at first but settled in as the bottle opened up.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2021
Eric Franklin

Spice and vegl notes over dark jam nose. A spicy finish on typically cherry jam on palate. Would decante

Spice and vegl notes over dark jam nose. A spicy finish on typically cherry jam on palate. Would decante

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2021