Orin Swift

Abstract California Grenache Blend

8.949 ratings
9.18 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
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
Theo Olinger

Jammy, dry finish, vanilla notes

Jammy, dry finish, vanilla notes

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 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!

1 person found it helpfulOct 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.

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2018
Kristin the Wine Girl

Raspberry blackberry parfait dessert on the nose. Seduced me into a full case of the dark deep pool of lustful berry affection. A dark love handfed to me by Dave Phinney himself. Love.

Raspberry blackberry parfait dessert on the nose. Seduced me into a full case of the dark deep pool of lustful berry affection. A dark love handfed to me by Dave Phinney himself. Love.

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2018
Neal Ferry

Interesting evening, we had both the 2017 and now the 2016.... much better

Interesting evening, we had both the 2017 and now the 2016.... much better

Sep 11th, 2019
Jeff Orlowski

Bold! Lots of big dark fruit. Soft tannins provide a great mouth feel.

Bold! Lots of big dark fruit. Soft tannins provide a great mouth feel.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Steph Anie

Really smooth red blend, but still prefer slander pinot.

Really smooth red blend, but still prefer slander pinot.

Jun 7th, 2019