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2018 Orin Swift 8 Years In The DesertBlend from United States

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An opaque core with a red amethyst rim, the wine opens with ripe raspberry and blackberry, dark plum preserves and hints of black pepper and clove. An entry of heft, the palate...

  • 92 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 91 Wine Spectator
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92

Composed of Zinfandel with Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache, the 2018 Red Blend 8 Years in the Desert was aged for eight months in American oak barrels (37% new). Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes roaring out of the glass with notions of baked black cherries, raspberry preserves, blueberry tart and potpourri plus hints of garrigue, tobacco leaf and cinnamon stick. Full-bodied, the richly fruited palate has a pleasantly chewy texture and loads of savory layers coming through on the finish.
-- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

91 Wine Spectator

Ripe and plump, offering bold flavors of huckleberry, licorice and smoked pepper that finish with succulent tannins. Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache. Drink now through 2025. 72,570 cases made.
-- TF

Product Description:

An opaque core with a red amethyst rim, the wine opens with ripe raspberry and blackberry, dark plum preserves and hints of black pepper and clove. An entry of heft, the palate is packed with blueberry and sweet black cherry along with touch of fresh herbs—thyme, savory and tarragon. Long on the finish, the ripe tannins, a dash of ash, and notes of black tea round out the wine.
-- Winery

Product Detail

Item # 114827
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

92 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 15.6%
Varietal(s) Zinfandel, Syrah / Shiraz, Petite Sirah, Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry, licorice, currant, blackberry, strawberry, dark berry fruit, high tannin, black currant, dust and leather
Nose candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar, musk, mushroom, spice box, cedar, dark fruit, spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, jam, toast, tobacco and red fruit