Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert 2 Red 2018 - The Grape Tray
Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert 2 Red 2018
SKU: 898

Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert 2 Red 2018

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750ml
$39.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California
Brand Orin Swift
Alcohol/vol 15.6%

Winemaker Notes:

Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig, and peppercorn dominate; time in glass exposes more—dark chocolate, fennel, and High Sierra forest floor. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums, and currants. More flavors add to the quality of the blend—a visceral minerality and fresh Herbs de Provence. Fully integrated with puckering tannins, the wine bows out with finesse.

53% Zinfandel, 23% Syrah, 20% Petite Sirah, 4% Grenache

Wine Advocate
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Composed o 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. 72,570 cases were made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 30, 2020
Wine Spectator
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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.

Tim Fish, June 30, 2020