Orin Swift

D66 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Syrah

8.9533 ratings
8.733 pro ratings
Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache, Syrah
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This is a big, bold wine. On the nose, blackcurrant and blueberries take a lot of leather, tobacco, allspice and licorice along for the ride. The palate is rich with blackberries and plums, with savory aspects equally forceful. The tannins are somewhat stiff, but would be welcome with a big, fatty steak on the plate. A zippy acidity embraces the wine’s minerality, providing a lip-smacking refreshment.

This is a big, bold wine. On the nose, blackcurrant and blueberries take a lot of leather, tobacco, allspice and licorice along for the ride. The palate is rich with blackberries and plums, with savory aspects equally forceful. The tannins are somewhat stiff, but would be welcome with a big, fatty steak on the plate. A zippy acidity embraces the wine’s minerality, providing a lip-smacking refreshment.

Apr 19th, 2019
Daoud Sangwa

Sommelier Whole Foods Market

9.1

I call this wine an american muscle car made in France, big black fruit, a lot of alcohol...Just what I need for Chicago winter:). It tastes much better after it's been decanted for a while.

I call this wine an american muscle car made in France, big black fruit, a lot of alcohol...Just what I need for Chicago winter:). It tastes much better after it's been decanted for a while.

13 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Erica Stroh

Jammy

Jammy

2 people found it helpfulApr 12th, 2014
David Marshall

Awful. Unless you like massively over fruity and alcoholic mish mash. Usual Swift though.

Awful. Unless you like massively over fruity and alcoholic mish mash. Usual Swift though.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2018
Josh Hansel

Too alcoholic for this wine drinker.

Too alcoholic for this wine drinker.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2015
Brad Hemmer

Bold fruit, chocolate, leather, alcohol. I at first thought it had some brightness to it, but if it's there, it's overpowered. Intense. 2012.

Bold fruit, chocolate, leather, alcohol. I at first thought it had some brightness to it, but if it's there, it's overpowered. Intense. 2012.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2015
Mike Whitfield

What a trio!!!! Va Piano Syrah and Cabernet and Orin Swift D66 The Va Piano Syrah smooth and so wonderful. The Cabernet is strong and so great. The D66 is simply over the top after trio

What a trio!!!! Va Piano Syrah and Cabernet and Orin Swift D66 The Va Piano Syrah smooth and so wonderful. The Cabernet is strong and so great. The D66 is simply over the top after trio

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2015
Peter Nicolai

D66
100% Grenache all french grapes
Maple syrup and raisins nose. Brown sugar?
Drinkable alone. Would need to think of good food pair. 

D66
100% Grenache all french grapes
Maple syrup and raisins nose. Brown sugar?
Drinkable alone. Would need to think of good food pair. 

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2014
Brian Powell

First bottle with great friends!

First bottle with great friends!

Feb 3rd, 2017
Austin Baird

Aged beautifully!!! Cocoa and leather, smoke and smooth. Paired with a Dijon Marsala Pork loin with broccoli and garlic roasted potatoes!

Aged beautifully!!! Cocoa and leather, smoke and smooth. Paired with a Dijon Marsala Pork loin with broccoli and garlic roasted potatoes!

Jul 6th, 2016