Orin Swift

Palermo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.061 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
amanda delaney

delicious. a total crowd pleaser yet bold and complex. let the bottle breathe for 20 minutes and see.

delicious. a total crowd pleaser yet bold and complex. let the bottle breathe for 20 minutes and see.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
Steve Bachmann

Not crazy about it. Too much oak, muted fruit (because of oak).

Not crazy about it. Too much oak, muted fruit (because of oak).

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

2012 is a great vintage for napa

2012 is a great vintage for napa

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2014
Matt Young

As usual, this wine is great. Not the best wine I've had by him or the company but very solid. Still a little pricey for what it is though.

As usual, this wine is great. Not the best wine I've had by him or the company but very solid. Still a little pricey for what it is though.

Jan 29th, 2015
Austin Beeman

Dense sweet chocolate luscious hedonism. Black cherry charcoal. Sweet tannins. $38

Dense sweet chocolate luscious hedonism. Black cherry charcoal. Sweet tannins. $38

Mar 17th, 2014
Andrew Bros

Big bodied Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with raspberry flavor and long finish.

Big bodied Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with raspberry flavor and long finish.

Dec 25th, 2016
Ron R
9.3

A breathtaking view of NY from our balcony was joined by Orin Swift's extravagant Palermo.
It's a brute which lacks finesse, but it makes up for its shortcomings with power of fruit, length and opulence. A great one-night-stand.
Anne-Marie (wifey) took the outstanding picture.

A breathtaking view of NY from our balcony was joined by Orin Swift's extravagant Palermo.
It's a brute which lacks finesse, but it makes up for its shortcomings with power of fruit, length and opulence. A great one-night-stand.
Anne-Marie (wifey) took the outstanding picture.

Jun 6th, 2016
Ron R
9.1

Oh my, this is a bigger monster than the 10.

On the nose, the wine explodes with raspberry compote, pomegranate and barrel toast. On the palette, the wine is urgent. It's primal with 15.5% alc. It's fleshy with bold tannins. Finishes with notes of coffee, caramel and dark raspberries. Paradoxically, this needs food. Better still, leave it for 18 months to evolve from its angry phase. On reflection, I think the 10 was better due to the additional bottle age.

Day 2 - Going to stick with the same score, but the wine has relaxed a little. Still a little heat on the backend from this high octane fuel!

Oh my, this is a bigger monster than the 10.

On the nose, the wine explodes with raspberry compote, pomegranate and barrel toast. On the palette, the wine is urgent. It's primal with 15.5% alc. It's fleshy with bold tannins. Finishes with notes of coffee, caramel and dark raspberries. Paradoxically, this needs food. Better still, leave it for 18 months to evolve from its angry phase. On reflection, I think the 10 was better due to the additional bottle age.

Day 2 - Going to stick with the same score, but the wine has relaxed a little. Still a little heat on the backend from this high octane fuel!

Apr 16th, 2016
Olivia Pena

Sweet smooth dark berry taste... Does well on its own for sipping or enjoy with dinner.

Sweet smooth dark berry taste... Does well on its own for sipping or enjoy with dinner.

Sep 27th, 2015
Gemini

Jammy, spicy, and dry... but not enough at the start. Needs air, or it doesn't open up. Sweeter on the nose than the tongue.

Jammy, spicy, and dry... but not enough at the start. Needs air, or it doesn't open up. Sweeter on the nose than the tongue.

Aug 10th, 2015