Orin Swift Palermo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$41.99

Brand new release from Orin Swift!  Palermo is a fantastic buy in Napa Cabernet under $40.  A stunning, true-to-form Phinney wine: rich, dense, concentrated, fruit-forward and velvety. Each year, they purchase more Cabernet grapes than they need for Mercury Head and Papillon so they can have a virtual palette of vineyards and corresponding "spice rack" elements, if you will, to choose from to make the perfect blends. When their selection runneth-over and some of the sums of the parts behave more positively on their own, they deserve to be bottled separately and that is how a new wine was born, Palermo.  78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc blend selected from Howell Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Spring Mountain vineyards.

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Ratings on Delectable

Chris Harvey Delectable Pro

2014 showing really well right now. Astringent up front with dark currant. Nice restraint on the palate. Not overly-oaked

2014 showing really well right now. Astringent up front with dark currant. Nice restraint on the palate. Not overly-oaked

9.1

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Palermo from Orin Swift borrows its label, featuring a mummified Capuchin priest, from one of a series of images taken by National Geographic photographer Vincent J. Musi of 16th century Capuchin Catacombs. Four long limestone corridors underneath the Capuchin Church in Palermo, Sicily hold about 8000 mummies. After looking over the rest of Musi’s series, I’m surprised Dave Phinney didn’t create an entire line of wines using the images from this collection. Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Malbec and Merlot, and all from Napa Valley. Packed with extracted dark fruit, cassis, vanilla, cedar, and chocolate, the Palermo eschews nuance in the name of hedonism.

Palermo from Orin Swift borrows its label, featuring a mummified Capuchin priest, from one of a series of images taken by National Geographic photographer Vincent J. Musi of 16th century Capuchin Catacombs. Four long limestone corridors underneath the Capuchin Church in Palermo, Sicily hold about 8000 mummies. After looking over the rest of Musi’s series, I’m surprised Dave Phinney didn’t create an entire line of wines using the images from this collection. Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Malbec and Merlot, and all from Napa Valley. Packed with extracted dark fruit, cassis, vanilla, cedar, and chocolate, the Palermo eschews nuance in the name of hedonism.

9.2

Mary Reagan

Had the 2014. Really nice wine. Great fruit and oak. Not as complex as I would have hoped for at this price point.

Had the 2014. Really nice wine. Great fruit and oak. Not as complex as I would have hoped for at this price point.

8.9

Justin Rusch Delectable Pro

Baby papillon!

Baby papillon!

8.9

Alvaro Bustillos

1/17

1/17

9.0

Ryan Vento

Steak & wine night with friends. Drank very nicely tonight - plenty of juicy, dark fruits, baking spices, and dark chocolate shavings.

Steak & wine night with friends. Drank very nicely tonight - plenty of juicy, dark fruits, baking spices, and dark chocolate shavings.

9.3

Moin Rastegar,C.S.W

Well it is Orin Swift and it sat 15.5%

Well it is Orin Swift and it sat 15.5%

8.8

Garrett Parker

Very smooth and at a great price point

Very smooth and at a great price point

9.1

Rhonda Stone

A very nice cabernet. High alcohol content (15.5%) is the driver behind a fruit forward palate.

A very nice cabernet. High alcohol content (15.5%) is the driver behind a fruit forward palate.

8.9

Gloria Lam

Full body, thick texture wine. Very strong but doesn’t taste strong.

Full body, thick texture wine. Very strong but doesn’t taste strong.

9.4

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