Orin Swift Cellars Abstract Grenache Blend 2019

$34.95

94 points                                                              New release of  the fantastic new Abstract Red from Orin Swift.  Limited new release. previous vintage 94 Points Robert Parker:  "The absurdly delicious Proprietary Red Blend Abstract comes from multiple AVAs: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Amador and El Dorado and is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah aged 10 months in 30% new French oak. This is a beauty and a great price for a wine of this quality. The wine has an opaque ruby/purple color, gorgeous nose of creosote, kirsch liqueur and cassis with a touch of licorice, Provençal herbs and pepper. Delicious, full-bodied, unctuously textured, thick and juicy, this mouth-filling, big wine cuts a broad swath across the palate, but is never hot or awkward. Best drunk in its first 5-6 years. It finished at 15.7% natural alcohol." Abstract is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Mendocino. The aromas are all berry and black fruits, with neatly integrated caramelized oak. A huge entry coats the mouth. The wine has tons of weight on the mid-palate and is dense with layers of ripe cherry and strawberries. The finish is laced with long, soft tannins that go on and on.  Inspired by the wines Dave Phinney tasted in the Pyrénées-Orientales over the past two years, in this mountainous outpost of France’s Roussillon region, Dave started his own small winery. He wanted to make something from similar varietals (back here at home) that you can open and enjoy every day.

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Ratings on Delectable

Federico Sequeda

deep purple. delicious nose of prunes, overripe berries and stone. disappointing mouth: earth, heavy licorice, wet leather, cacao. warm CA weather comes through. it is just unbalanced... soft tannins. little follow through. major disappointment.

deep purple. delicious nose of prunes, overripe berries and stone. disappointing mouth: earth, heavy licorice, wet leather, cacao. warm CA weather comes through. it is just unbalanced... soft tannins. little follow through. major disappointment.

7.9

Iwan

A little on the sweet side, but otherwise well balanced. Can also benefit for 2-3 more years of aging. Big, bold wine that you would expect from Orin Swift.

A little on the sweet side, but otherwise well balanced. Can also benefit for 2-3 more years of aging. Big, bold wine that you would expect from Orin Swift.

8.8

Zita hunt

Needs some time to open up, nice blend

Needs some time to open up, nice blend

8.9

Jeff Ball

Rather sweet and syrupy, perhaps overly so.

Rather sweet and syrupy, perhaps overly so.

8.8

Skip Smyser

How was this?

How was this?

9.0

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