Orin Swift 8 Years In The Desert Red 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Orin Swift 8 Years In The Desert Red 2018

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Orin Swift 8 Years In The Desert Red 2018

SKU 05931

750ml Bottle

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.
Category Red Blend
Region California
Brand Orin Swift
Alcohol/vol 15.6%
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Wine AdvocateComposed 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
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Wine SpectatorRipe 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