Orin Swift

Palermo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.125 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this about year or so ago, saw a bottle on wine list. A blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas and round oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry & cherry with vanilla and cacao, starting to develop some leathery tones. Nice ripe soft tannins, that open easily. Long finish ending with fruit, mineral and vanilla character. Very nice should continue to drink well for next decade.

Had this about year or so ago, saw a bottle on wine list. A blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas and round oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry & cherry with vanilla and cacao, starting to develop some leathery tones. Nice ripe soft tannins, that open easily. Long finish ending with fruit, mineral and vanilla character. Very nice should continue to drink well for next decade.

Nov 17th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Very dark red with big ripe fruit aromas with gentle oak notes. Flavors of rich blackberry and cherry show up with cacao and a bit of perfect spice. Big tannins, full that open up nicely dispite its youth. Lingering finish ending with some mineral notes. Very nice should drink well for next decade.

A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Very dark red with big ripe fruit aromas with gentle oak notes. Flavors of rich blackberry and cherry show up with cacao and a bit of perfect spice. Big tannins, full that open up nicely dispite its youth. Lingering finish ending with some mineral notes. Very nice should drink well for next decade.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2018
Roman Ochocki

Amazing. It has a shy beginning. The nose promises a lot. There is some vanilla sweetness with ripe cherry and raspberry. But then comes the palate where all of it strikes you with some pepper, strong. But the finish is calm. It's really fantastic wine. I love it for its elegance connected with boldness. The wine made for James Bond. :)

Amazing. It has a shy beginning. The nose promises a lot. There is some vanilla sweetness with ripe cherry and raspberry. But then comes the palate where all of it strikes you with some pepper, strong. But the finish is calm. It's really fantastic wine. I love it for its elegance connected with boldness. The wine made for James Bond. :)

Nov 9th, 2019
Bill Beers

Full bodied , minerality at the end - dark fruits?

‘Aged in French oak’

Full bodied , minerality at the end - dark fruits?

‘Aged in French oak’

Oct 25th, 2019
Jeannine Giordano

44th in sea isle!

44th in sea isle!

Aug 7th, 2019
Stephanie Lauren

Delicious, but not for the price point.
Drank at Saffron Grill.

Delicious, but not for the price point.
Drank at Saffron Grill.

Jun 21st, 2019
Stuart Scheff

I always dig Orin Swift. Often disrespected but I’m a fan.

I always dig Orin Swift. Often disrespected but I’m a fan.

Jun 8th, 2019
Brian J.

A friend was kind enough to share this with me. Extraordinarily!

A friend was kind enough to share this with me. Extraordinarily!

Mar 31st, 2019
Rich Glennon

Blackberry pie, Black Tea, and Cocoa. Silky and wonderful. Very much enjoyed this one!

Blackberry pie, Black Tea, and Cocoa. Silky and wonderful. Very much enjoyed this one!

Feb 27th, 2019
Ted
9.1

Loads of chocolate and berries. Colder here in Michigan than it was in Antarctica. WTF?? Stay warm everybody

Loads of chocolate and berries. Colder here in Michigan than it was in Antarctica. WTF?? Stay warm everybody

Jan 31st, 2019