Orin Swift Cellars

8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel Blend

9.243 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel Blend
Top Notes For
Rob B
9.2

Full body, fruit forward 👌🏼

Full body, fruit forward 👌🏼

Jul 8th, 2021
Ray Vanderhoff

Third release of this Dave Phinney Zin Blend comeback project. Zinfandel (53%), Syrah (23%), Petite Syrah (20%) and Grenache (4%). Sourced from different California regions. Deep purple color. Nose fills with black cherry, grilled herbs, and lavender. Intense cooked cherry, raspberry and blueberry fruit on the pallet with hints of tobacco, black licorice and nutmeg. Smokey finish. Ripe, lush and plump. Exactly what I expected.

Third release of this Dave Phinney Zin Blend comeback project. Zinfandel (53%), Syrah (23%), Petite Syrah (20%) and Grenache (4%). Sourced from different California regions. Deep purple color. Nose fills with black cherry, grilled herbs, and lavender. Intense cooked cherry, raspberry and blueberry fruit on the pallet with hints of tobacco, black licorice and nutmeg. Smokey finish. Ripe, lush and plump. Exactly what I expected.

Jun 7th, 2022
Nagib Nasr

Velvety, silky, well balanced, amazing

Velvety, silky, well balanced, amazing

Aug 19th, 2021
Ross Hensley

This wine explodes in your mouth with dark fruit berries, a little vanilla and very soft tannins. Excellent wine!!

This wine explodes in your mouth with dark fruit berries, a little vanilla and very soft tannins. Excellent wine!!

Aug 16th, 2021
Heather

Love

Love

Jul 7th, 2021
Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Orin Swift ‘Eight Years In The Desert’ 2018: Consisting of 53% Zinfandel, 23% Syrah, 20% Petite Sirah & 4% Grenache, this dark wine explodes on your palate with lots of body and bold tastes. Rich & juicy flavors such as plum, dark fruits, vanilla & light oak. Moderate tannins and a soft, dry finish. Make it a great week! Cheers🍷

Orin Swift ‘Eight Years In The Desert’ 2018: Consisting of 53% Zinfandel, 23% Syrah, 20% Petite Sirah & 4% Grenache, this dark wine explodes on your palate with lots of body and bold tastes. Rich & juicy flavors such as plum, dark fruits, vanilla & light oak. Moderate tannins and a soft, dry finish. Make it a great week! Cheers🍷

May 17th, 2021
larry osborne

Rich full bodied and very tasty wine...part of my Christmas present from the children xxx

Rich full bodied and very tasty wine...part of my Christmas present from the children xxx

Feb 7th, 2021
Brandi Bratek

Great blend! Robust and juicy with peppery notes at the end. Definitely needs pairing with something unctuous.

Great blend! Robust and juicy with peppery notes at the end. Definitely needs pairing with something unctuous.

Nov 5th, 2020
Chris B.

Dusty, sweet, overall tasty wine.

Dusty, sweet, overall tasty wine.

Nov 4th, 2020
Bill Gargano

A great Z lots of body. Somehow start and super finish.

A great Z lots of body. Somehow start and super finish.

Jul 29th, 2020