Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The wine is introduced with rich primary aromatics of cassis, blueberry and black cherry, complemented with hints of lavender, chaparral and sandalwood. The entry is brawny with ripe blackberry and boysenberry that transitions to a nuanced mid- palate of dark toffee and espresso bean. Integrated tannins that will soften over time lead a finish of soft rhubarb and licorice.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateAged 18 months in 53% new French oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head delivers expressive notes of blackcurrant pastilles, preserved plums and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of eucalyptus, cigar box and fragrant earth. Full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and a refreshing line, it has a fantastic core of expressive fruit, finishing long and minty. 6,000 cases produced.
Wine SpectatorFeatures an ample core of dark currant and mulled boysenberry fruit, inlaid with light mint, sweet tobacco and anise notes. A subtle cedar accent shows on the rich finish. Drink now through 2026. 6,000 cases made.