Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 1.5L - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 1.5L
SKU: 06578

Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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1.5L
$399.00
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$299.00

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Orin Swift
Alcohol/vol 16.1%

The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, so in 1998 he founded Orin Swift Cellars; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is 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 himself and grew the brand to what it is today.

Dark violet with a ruby crown, the wine exhibits classic Napa Cabernet aromatics with our style: black fruits-plum and cherry-dark chocolate, leather and Rutherford Dust coalesce from the glass. The entry is elegant and begins to flood the palate with notes of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, caramel and a touch of brown sugar and cinnamon: rich and bold. Seamless and focused, the wine closes with lingering dusty tannins and a touch of baking chocolate. 

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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head has a deep garnet-purple color and needs a little swirling to unlock classic notes of ripe blackcurrants, warm plums and cedar chest with hints of wild sage, violets, Sichuan pepper and fallen leaves. The full-bodied palate has firm and grainy tannins with a lively backbone and tightly knit black fruits, finishing long and savory. 6,717 cases were made. Drink Date: 2023-2043.

February 26, 2021
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