Orin Swift

Abstract California Grenache Blend

9.11834 ratings
8.981 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
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
Theo Olinger

Jammy, dry finish, vanilla notes

Jammy, dry finish, vanilla notes

Nov 7th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Dark chocolate, oak, and red fruit-centric

Dark chocolate, oak, and red fruit-centric

Oct 31st, 2018
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!

Oct 23rd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Dinner with friends, grilling on the Big Green Egg.

Nice, rich red fruits, yet somewhat over buttery oak persists. Love how this label is almost camouflaged against the granite countertop.

Dinner with friends, grilling on the Big Green Egg.

Nice, rich red fruits, yet somewhat over buttery oak persists. Love how this label is almost camouflaged against the granite countertop.

Sep 20th, 2018
Chris Harvey

Better tannic presence than 2014.

Better tannic presence than 2014.

Mar 29th, 2018
Brent S

A bit over-the-top and without much structure.

A bit over-the-top and without much structure.

Nov 9th, 2017
Robert Owens

Unique as you would expect with Grenache, Syrah, and petite sirah. First taste had me thinking nice fruit, full body, and lingering finish; half a glass had me thinking this wine is crazy good.

Unique as you would expect with Grenache, Syrah, and petite sirah. First taste had me thinking nice fruit, full body, and lingering finish; half a glass had me thinking this wine is crazy good.

21 people found it helpfulMay 11th, 2014
Rob Landsness

Brand Ambassador/Agent Jeffrey Davis Signature Selections

7.6

Bic called , they want their ink back. Cool label though.

Bic called , they want their ink back. Cool label though.

7 people found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2014