Orin Swift

Mercury Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.363 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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A Mercury Dime graces the label. Intense concentrated ripe black berry fruit aromas with smoky notes. On the palate blackberry and currents on the edge of sweetness, with tobacco and cacao tones wrapped in fine smooth tannins. Lingering with a little heat ending with a dried cherry fruit character and mineral tones. Another nice offering from Orin Swift!

A Mercury Dime graces the label. Intense concentrated ripe black berry fruit aromas with smoky notes. On the palate blackberry and currents on the edge of sweetness, with tobacco and cacao tones wrapped in fine smooth tannins. Lingering with a little heat ending with a dried cherry fruit character and mineral tones. Another nice offering from Orin Swift!

Sep 3rd, 2018
Meg Herring

Normally not a huge Cab fan but this one was so smooth after decanting. Amazing. 🚨

Normally not a huge Cab fan but this one was so smooth after decanting. Amazing. 🚨

Jan 16th, 2018
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Crazy I know but such a fun bottle of cab. Brings back memories!

Crazy I know but such a fun bottle of cab. Brings back memories!

1 person found it helpfulMay 16th, 2017
Roy Goble

Maybe it's the ambiance but this is much better than expected.

Maybe it's the ambiance but this is much better than expected.

May 19th, 2017
Chris Klebba

Bold up front and sweet soft finish

Bold up front and sweet soft finish

Mar 12th, 2019
Clive McNish

I think this is good, probably if you’d asked me a year ago I’d have said it was very good. No doubt solid Cabernet but I find it a bit two dimensional when compared to others at or around the same price point. Good fruit, oak, vanilla and smoke on the palate, nose is ripe but perhaps a little subdued. There’s a nice balance to this wine but it lacks a deeper complexity and subtlety. Enjoy on day one as by day two the high alcohol has taken over and eaten into the wines flavours.

I think this is good, probably if you’d asked me a year ago I’d have said it was very good. No doubt solid Cabernet but I find it a bit two dimensional when compared to others at or around the same price point. Good fruit, oak, vanilla and smoke on the palate, nose is ripe but perhaps a little subdued. There’s a nice balance to this wine but it lacks a deeper complexity and subtlety. Enjoy on day one as by day two the high alcohol has taken over and eaten into the wines flavours.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Mike

Very solid. Great balance. Deep blackberry and smooth tobacco notes. #SWIFTBEST

Very solid. Great balance. Deep blackberry and smooth tobacco notes. #SWIFTBEST

Dec 20th, 2018
Candace Castro Ng

Lovely dinner @ home paired with a great 🍷

Lovely dinner @ home paired with a great 🍷

Jul 22nd, 2018
Ty Clark

Wow. Incredible Cab!

Wow. Incredible Cab!

Jun 11th, 2018
Ray Vanderhoff

Wow! A Dave Phinney special! Dark cherry and blackberry fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of tobacco, earth and a little bit of vanilla. Lighter in body, so it took a bit of chilling. (Great on a hot day!). Beautifully balanced and smooth (Very “Merlot-like” but with all the characteristics of Cab Sauv). Brilliantly constructed. Amazing wine!

Wow! A Dave Phinney special! Dark cherry and blackberry fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of tobacco, earth and a little bit of vanilla. Lighter in body, so it took a bit of chilling. (Great on a hot day!). Beautifully balanced and smooth (Very “Merlot-like” but with all the characteristics of Cab Sauv). Brilliantly constructed. Amazing wine!

May 26th, 2018