2017 Orin Swift Mercurey HeadCabernet Sauvignon from United States
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Orin Swift calls their flagship wine Mercury Head -- "our true representation of the best Cabernet from the Napa Valley". A familiar nose of pedigree, the wine opens with aroma...
- 93+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93 Wine Spectator
93+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head (aged for 15 months in oak, 51% new) delivers classic notes of warm cassis, plum preserves and mulberries with hints of cigar box, dried bay leaves, pencil lead and truffles. The full-bodied, densely packed, full-throttle palate has a solid structure of firm tannins and oodles for freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing long and savory. 10,840 cases were made.
93 Wine Spectator
Alluring, featuring blackberry, blueberry and açaí berry aromas and flavors, laced with graphite and violet notes and backed by a hint of lavender. Very expressive, showing lovely range, as well as the stuffing and structure to cellar. Approachable, but a little time is warranted. Best from 2021 through 2030. 7,567 cases made.
Orin Swift calls their flagship wine Mercury Head -- "our true representation of the best Cabernet from the Napa Valley". A familiar nose of pedigree, the wine opens with aromatics of ripe raspberry, blackcurrant, cigar box and a hint of fresh sandalwood shavings and herbs de provence. Dense and layered on the palate, an immediate note of mixed berry strudel topped with fresh cream, fresh black raspberry and soft tannins transition to a finish of both nuance and concentration. Still young, the wine will continue to evolve gracefully while retaining its luscious quality and classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon nature.
-- Winemaker's Note
93+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|