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
92 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
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.
92 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Zinfandel, Syrah / Shiraz, Petite Sirah, Grenache / Garnacha|
|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|