Orin Swift Cellars

'Abstract' Grenache Blend

9.012 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
North Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Delicious grenache blend. After struggling with previous vintages this one is nicely integrated and well balanced.

Delicious grenache blend. After struggling with previous vintages this one is nicely integrated and well balanced.

Nov 17th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

History dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer & went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, & got hooked. A Grenache, Syrah & Petite Sirah blend. Aromas of fresh ripe red fruits with floral & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & raspberry with cacao & espresso notes on sweet savory soft tannins, well balanced, lingering finish ending with fruit & toasty oak. Nice! Consistent Quality!

History dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer & went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, & got hooked. A Grenache, Syrah & Petite Sirah blend. Aromas of fresh ripe red fruits with floral & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & raspberry with cacao & espresso notes on sweet savory soft tannins, well balanced, lingering finish ending with fruit & toasty oak. Nice! Consistent Quality!

Jul 6th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

History dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer & went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, & got hooked. A Grenache, Syrah & Petite Sirah blend. Aromas of fresh ripe red fruits with floral & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & raspberry with cacao & espresso notes on sweet savory soft tannins, well balanced, lingering finish ending with fruit & toasty oak. Nice! Consistent Quality!

History dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer & went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, & got hooked. A Grenache, Syrah & Petite Sirah blend. Aromas of fresh ripe red fruits with floral & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & raspberry with cacao & espresso notes on sweet savory soft tannins, well balanced, lingering finish ending with fruit & toasty oak. Nice! Consistent Quality!

May 10th, 2020
Ray Vanderhoff

I finally was able to try this one! Wonderful blend of Grenache, Petite Syrah, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple color. Dark cherry, blueberry and plum aromas and flavors but with a distinct herbal quality. Hints of leather, black coffee, baking spices and cedar. Long and pleasant finish. I know that Dave Phinney gets criticized for simply producing “fruit bombs,” but this wine is really balanced and beautiful. So nicely integrated for such a young wine.

I finally was able to try this one! Wonderful blend of Grenache, Petite Syrah, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple color. Dark cherry, blueberry and plum aromas and flavors but with a distinct herbal quality. Hints of leather, black coffee, baking spices and cedar. Long and pleasant finish. I know that Dave Phinney gets criticized for simply producing “fruit bombs,” but this wine is really balanced and beautiful. So nicely integrated for such a young wine.

Nov 29th, 2020
Tracey Harrigan

Love this wine

Love this wine

Nov 26th, 2020
Alan Hyde

The other grapes really tame the typically overly fruity granache.

The other grapes really tame the typically overly fruity granache.

Sep 13th, 2020
Jeremy Buss

Had at a book club. As a blend I thought there might be some Zinfandel due to the pepper elements. Also a modest chalk flavor in the palate

Had at a book club. As a blend I thought there might be some Zinfandel due to the pepper elements. Also a modest chalk flavor in the palate

May 22nd, 2020
Stef Van Der Vorst

Stef had this 6 months ago

Stef had this 6 months ago

May 31st, 2020
Danielle Weiss

Danielle had this 9 months ago

Danielle had this 9 months ago

Mar 17th, 2020
Conner Massey

Conner had this a year ago

Conner had this a year ago

Dec 28th, 2019