2010 Orin Swift Abstract
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 92

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2012
A seductive style that's intense rich and layered with tiers of blackberry wild berry and raspberry ending with firm tannins and melted black licorice. Grenache Syrah and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2021. -JL
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Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, October 2011
Grenache syrah and petite sirah aged for 10 months in new and seasoned French oak. Dark inky red almost black at the core. Features a deep dense nose chock full of mocha black cherry and dried herbs with a lilting waft of... Grenache syrah and petite sirah aged for 10 months in new and seasoned French oak. Dark inky red almost black at the core. Features a deep dense nose chock full of mocha black cherry and dried herbs with a lilting waft of raspberry from the grenache. The complexity here is immediately apparent as the nose morphed multiple times while sampling this over 10-15 minutes! The palate is packed with flavor-deep black and red fruit flavors and black tea-without feeling too heavy or cloying and sneaky fine tannins that give this a long finish. The 2010 Abstract is another feather in Dave Phinney's cap and fans of big complex red blends are going to find a lot to like here. Drink 2011-2015.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2010

Winery

Orin Swift

The history of Orin Swift Cellars began during a “study” abroad trip to Florence in 1995, where founder David Swift Phinney was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. After graduation, he landed a job as a temporary harvest worker at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997, which led to his decision to build his own company. In 1998, Phinney founded Orin Swift Cellars, so designated to honor his father’s middle name and his mother’s maiden name.

With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others, as well as for himself, and grew the company into a multinational brand that now includes 300 acres of vineyards in the Southwest of France. This international ambition has led to projects in Spain, Italy, Corsica, Argentina and other locations around the globe.

Most well-known for his iconic The Prisoner, a Zinfandel-based red blend he has since sold to Huneeus Vintners, Orin Swift Cellars produces several other sought-after domestic wines, each with an innovative label or bottle design. These include the cabernet-based Mercury Head, the Bordeaux blend Papillon, and a Chardonnay-based white blend, Machete. His project in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southwest France, Department 66, focuses on old-vine Grenache under the D-66 label.