Orin Swift

Abstract California Grenache Blend

9.11956 ratings
9.096 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Turkey, Veal, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This red blend from Orin Swift is always enjoyable. Showing black fruits, licorice, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, light earth and coffee.

Full bodied with medium acidity, rich and expressive.

Nice finish with round tannins (after 2 hours) and tangy cherries.

This 6 year old is a little over the top, and probably not for everyone. I used to enjoy this much more a few years ago, actually.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

A good wine to drink by itself and a great party wine.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$35.

This red blend from Orin Swift is always enjoyable. Showing black fruits, licorice, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, light earth and coffee.

Full bodied with medium acidity, rich and expressive.

Nice finish with round tannins (after 2 hours) and tangy cherries.

This 6 year old is a little over the top, and probably not for everyone. I used to enjoy this much more a few years ago, actually.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

A good wine to drink by itself and a great party wine.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$35.

Jul 24th, 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
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, chocolates, tobacco, cola, espresso, spice box, cinnamon, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, spices, earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, light vegetables, alcohol, cola, cinnamon and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful Grenache blend from the house of Orin Swift. Fruity, big, rich, spicy and interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour). After 3 hours in the decanter, the nose really opened up, so be patient with this young wine.

Needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly.

Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine by the porch or with friends.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak barrels for 8 months (30% new).

15.1% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$35.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, chocolates, tobacco, cola, espresso, spice box, cinnamon, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, spices, earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, light vegetables, alcohol, cola, cinnamon and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful Grenache blend from the house of Orin Swift. Fruity, big, rich, spicy and interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour). After 3 hours in the decanter, the nose really opened up, so be patient with this young wine.

Needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly.

Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine by the porch or with friends.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak barrels for 8 months (30% new).

15.1% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$35.

Jan 8th, 2020
Adam Kincaid

Fun magnum for Thanksgiving dessert. Smooth and fruity, dark blackberries and currant with some tangy raspberry notes. Dark chocolate and moist earth round it out.

Fun magnum for Thanksgiving dessert. Smooth and fruity, dark blackberries and currant with some tangy raspberry notes. Dark chocolate and moist earth round it out.

Nov 29th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

Revisiting this blend and liking it better than the 2016. Not sure exactly why, but I taste deeper notes of black current and a smoother finish.

Revisiting this blend and liking it better than the 2016. Not sure exactly why, but I taste deeper notes of black current and a smoother finish.

Nov 26th, 2019
Ron R
9.1

Fun wine. Great blend. Wifey loves it. Peace, out.

Fun wine. Great blend. Wifey loves it. Peace, out.

Dec 26th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

High expectations not fully met. The different components of this blend never really integrated, so I am at a loss about this wine. Perhaps it needs a lot more decanting. At the price, I feel it’s all marketing, so I am not really tempted to explore further.

High expectations not fully met. The different components of this blend never really integrated, so I am at a loss about this wine. Perhaps it needs a lot more decanting. At the price, I feel it’s all marketing, so I am not really tempted to explore further.

Dec 1st, 2018
Ron R
9.3

Some progress here... Why is it that the ladies like to paint? I dunno but I’ll take it.
Really enjoyed this bottle. I’m sure the DL snobs will scoff, but we care not.
Wifey rating.

Some progress here... Why is it that the ladies like to paint? I dunno but I’ll take it.
Really enjoyed this bottle. I’m sure the DL snobs will scoff, but we care not.
Wifey rating.

Nov 25th, 2018
Chris Harvey

Better tannic presence than 2014.

Better tannic presence than 2014.

Mar 29th, 2018