Orin Swift

Abstract California Grenache Blend

9.121 ratings
9.24 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"

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
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2017 Orin Swift ‘Abstract’ Red Wine is another fantastic bottling from this storied Napa producer. A blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah, this was aged for eight months in a combination of French and American Oak (27% new) The ‘Abstract’ leads with graphite and mocha with tar and black olive tapenade aromas that impress in the glass. The classy texture impresses here on the palate as the wine yields a really good combination of poise and weight. Layers of cassis, creosote and wild blackberry cobbler flavors meld with the milk chocolate untones towards the back end . Enjoy this impressive, hedonistic wine over the next seven plus years. Drink 2019-2027- 93

The 2017 Orin Swift ‘Abstract’ Red Wine is another fantastic bottling from this storied Napa producer. A blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah, this was aged for eight months in a combination of French and American Oak (27% new) The ‘Abstract’ leads with graphite and mocha with tar and black olive tapenade aromas that impress in the glass. The classy texture impresses here on the palate as the wine yields a really good combination of poise and weight. Layers of cassis, creosote and wild blackberry cobbler flavors meld with the milk chocolate untones towards the back end . Enjoy this impressive, hedonistic wine over the next seven plus years. Drink 2019-2027- 93

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2019
Stuart Scheff

Plum , raisin dark fruit. Great meal perfect pull.

Plum , raisin dark fruit. Great meal perfect pull.

Dec 15th, 2019
M. Christopher Roebuck

Big fruit, oaked, youthful. A bit over the top for me. Vanilla, white pepper, a tad of residual sugar. Big alc at 15.1%, note to self... Because I bought more... Open with some big fat... Rib Eye! Otherwise, it's a good Orin Swift wine, but not one of his best.

90 points

Big fruit, oaked, youthful. A bit over the top for me. Vanilla, white pepper, a tad of residual sugar. Big alc at 15.1%, note to self... Because I bought more... Open with some big fat... Rib Eye! Otherwise, it's a good Orin Swift wine, but not one of his best.

90 points

Sep 25th, 2019
John Zuzek

Big Grenache-based blend. Some spice, leather and very dark fruit. Brooding but enjoyable. Paired nicely with wild mushroom ravioli.

Big Grenache-based blend. Some spice, leather and very dark fruit. Brooding but enjoyable. Paired nicely with wild mushroom ravioli.

Sep 20th, 2019
Neal Ferry

Extremely Pleasant

Extremely Pleasant

Sep 10th, 2019
Doug Adams

2017.

2017.

Aug 5th, 2019
Samuel Fynes

Another great wine from Orin Swift. Very juicy, rich on the palatte, with a bold finish

Another great wine from Orin Swift. Very juicy, rich on the palatte, with a bold finish

Jul 5th, 2019