Orin Swift

Eight Years In The Desert Red Wine

9.233 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Joe Gillies

Massive as always with Orin Swifts wines and definitely needs a decant. Decanted for about 45 minutes. Tasted after initially opening and it is a bull in a China shop. Calmed down after the decant, black fruits vanilla licorice and some herbal flavors on the palate. Very good!

Massive as always with Orin Swifts wines and definitely needs a decant. Decanted for about 45 minutes. Tasted after initially opening and it is a bull in a China shop. Calmed down after the decant, black fruits vanilla licorice and some herbal flavors on the palate. Very good!

4 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2019
Victoria Clare

Beautiful wine that tastes even better once it’s had air and is paired with a steak!

Beautiful wine that tastes even better once it’s had air and is paired with a steak!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2020
Jeff Orlowski

Excellent Zinfandel blend. Full bodied, balanced, lush, dry, versatile. Good value. Outstanding wine with crab cakes and filet mignon. First time drinking the 2018.

Excellent Zinfandel blend. Full bodied, balanced, lush, dry, versatile. Good value. Outstanding wine with crab cakes and filet mignon. First time drinking the 2018.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2020
David Russell

15.6%

15.6%

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2020
Chris antonini

Thanks to my uncle for this one

Thanks to my uncle for this one

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2020
Meghan Cavadi

NYE 2019-2020

NYE 2019-2020

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2019
Adam Baker

Drank at Jeff and Kelly Gwin’s before bank Christmas party. Earthy, dark fruit, cherry, strawberry. Young, but doesn’t taste it. Try older bottle sometime.

Drank at Jeff and Kelly Gwin’s before bank Christmas party. Earthy, dark fruit, cherry, strawberry. Young, but doesn’t taste it. Try older bottle sometime.

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2019
Chris Vita

Well balanced wine, I may be under scoring this wine based on my lofty expectations for this come back.

Well balanced wine, I may be under scoring this wine based on my lofty expectations for this come back.

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2019
Jeffery Heavner

Great juice. Fruit , acid , and tannins .... All very well balanced

Great juice. Fruit , acid , and tannins .... All very well balanced

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2019
Sharon B

After getting past the very strong tannins and high alcohol content, I guess it’s okay. I decanted for an hour but maybe it needs more time or maybe it’s too young. Kind of disappointed 🙁

After getting past the very strong tannins and high alcohol content, I guess it’s okay. I decanted for an hour but maybe it needs more time or maybe it’s too young. Kind of disappointed 🙁

Dec 17th, 2019