Orin Swift Mercury Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$129.99

Orin 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. 98 Points Robert Parker: "The 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in 50% new French oak, is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head. Certainly one of the more intriguing labels, with a real Mercury-head dime embedded in the glass bottle, this cuvée comes from blocks in Taplin, Morisoli and Atlas Peak vineyards. The final blend is a selection of their best barrels, bottled and aged another six months prior to release. This is a killer Cabernet Sauvignon, full-bodied and multilayered, with stunning blueberry and blackberry fruit, floral acacia notes, a hint of brioche and subtle toasty oak followed by a massive, full-bodied wine with sweet tannin and beautifully integrated acidity, alcohol and wood. This profound Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well now and for 25+ years. Dave Phinney may well be 2015's winemaker of the year for this wine taster."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

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

It just got better and better as the evening went on. Really glad I had two bottles!

It just got better and better as the evening went on. Really glad I had two bottles!

9.7

Chris Harvey Delectable Pro

A little jam sesh

A little jam sesh

9.1

Billy L.

PNP > RP = 98 Pts. / meh, expected more, even with air-time; not a lot here IMO.

PNP > RP = 98 Pts. / meh, expected more, even with air-time; not a lot here IMO.

9.1

Brandon Duany

Christmas Eve 2018

Christmas Eve 2018

9.3

D

Needs time to open up, but after an hour or two it really comes to life. Pairs beautifully with a standing rib roast.

Needs time to open up, but after an hour or two it really comes to life. Pairs beautifully with a standing rib roast.

9.0

Lisa Disney

I want more. My husband did not share the 2nd bottle

I want more. My husband did not share the 2nd bottle

10

Kathleen Rock

Filled the whole room with the bouquet while it was decanting. Sweet in the front earthy in the back, full bodied. Can totally drink as a meal. Large balloon glass needed.

Filled the whole room with the bouquet while it was decanting. Sweet in the front earthy in the back, full bodied. Can totally drink as a meal. Large balloon glass needed.

9.9

Robert W

One of the best cabs out there. Great

One of the best cabs out there. Great

9.4

Michael Short

...and it was a fine New Year's indeed

...and it was a fine New Year's indeed

9.4

John Van Trijp

Whhhooeeeeaaaaaa! 97++ give it another 5 years. What a creamy juicy sexy Cabernet! Love it!

Whhhooeeeeaaaaaa! 97++ give it another 5 years. What a creamy juicy sexy Cabernet! Love it!

9.7

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