Orin Swift Mercury Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (1500ml)

$245

This is a rare MAGNUM (1.5L bottle) of Orin Swift's Mercury Head CabernetOrin Swift Cellars winemaker, Dave Phinney, is well-know for his Prisoner Zinfandel.  He also makes this fantastic, rare Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley - very limited.This rare wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Taplin vineyard in St. Helena and the Morisoli vineyard in Rutherford. As in the previous vintage, it offers a complex intriguing structure along with vibrant dark fruit and subtle oak shadings. Cellar for up to a decade, or enjoy now with some aeration. Tiny production on this one, so don't wait long.

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Ratings on Delectable

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Lush. Deep ruby and powerful nose. Winter kitchen goodness. Black cherry, spices, washes over your palette with a silky elegance. What a cab should represent.

Lush. Deep ruby and powerful nose. Winter kitchen goodness. Black cherry, spices, washes over your palette with a silky elegance. What a cab should represent.

9.3

Mark Blatty Delectable Pro

Great cab, great bottle

Great cab, great bottle

9.3

David Denham Delectable Pro

And the fun continues.

And the fun continues.

9.6

Jeremy Autry

Sick.

Sick.

9.5

Pooneet Kant

Big - high alcohol, tons of fruit, oak, etc. A bit medicinal / vegetal that came across as slightly unintegrated. For me this needs a big fatty steak, ideally in a couple years after a long decent.

Big - high alcohol, tons of fruit, oak, etc. A bit medicinal / vegetal that came across as slightly unintegrated. For me this needs a big fatty steak, ideally in a couple years after a long decent.

8.9

Ted Serbinski

Needs at least 2 hours to decant. Super full bodied. A tad too green vegetal for me. #2GU #MiniWineReview

Needs at least 2 hours to decant. Super full bodied. A tad too green vegetal for me. #2GU #MiniWineReview

8.9

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

Deep purple with ripe blackcurrants, blackberry, and oak on the nose. Hot and high alcohol on the palate with sweet black fruit predominant over any tannic structure or acidity.

Deep purple with ripe blackcurrants, blackberry, and oak on the nose. Hot and high alcohol on the palate with sweet black fruit predominant over any tannic structure or acidity.

8.8

Edmond Bordelon Delectable Pro

Robust red for the best pork chop on the east coast

Robust red for the best pork chop on the east coast

9.2

Dave Moses

Underwhelming. Given the provenance & price point I had high expectations. What I got was thin & one dimensional.

Underwhelming. Given the provenance & price point I had high expectations. What I got was thin & one dimensional.

8.6

Paul Stefani

Its really nice, but your better off buying the Papillon at half the price.

Its really nice, but your better off buying the Papillon at half the price.

9.0

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