Orin Swift Palermo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$42.99

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

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

A blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas and round oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry & cherry with vanilla and cacao, starting to develop some leathery tones. Nice ripe soft tannins, that open easily. Long finish ending with fruit, mineral and vanilla character. Very nice should continue to drink well for next decade. Had this twice, very nice!

A blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas and round oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry & cherry with vanilla and cacao, starting to develop some leathery tones. Nice ripe soft tannins, that open easily. Long finish ending with fruit, mineral and vanilla character. Very nice should continue to drink well for next decade. Had this twice, very nice!

9.1

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Had this about year or so ago, saw a bottle on wine list. A blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas and round oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry & cherry with vanilla and cacao, starting to develop some leathery tones. Nice ripe soft tannins, that open easily. Long finish ending with fruit, mineral and vanilla character. Very nice should continue to drink well for next decade.

Had this about year or so ago, saw a bottle on wine list. A blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Deep Ruby with ripe fruit aromas and round oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry & cherry with vanilla and cacao, starting to develop some leathery tones. Nice ripe soft tannins, that open easily. Long finish ending with fruit, mineral and vanilla character. Very nice should continue to drink well for next decade.

9.2

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Very dark red with big ripe fruit aromas with gentle oak notes. Flavors of rich blackberry and cherry show up with cacao and a bit of perfect spice. Big tannins, full that open up nicely dispite its youth. Lingering finish ending with some mineral notes. Very nice should drink well for next decade.

A blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot & Cab Franc, aged for 10 months in French oak, 35% new. Very dark red with big ripe fruit aromas with gentle oak notes. Flavors of rich blackberry and cherry show up with cacao and a bit of perfect spice. Big tannins, full that open up nicely dispite its youth. Lingering finish ending with some mineral notes. Very nice should drink well for next decade.

9.3

Roman Ochocki

Amazing. It has a shy beginning. The nose promises a lot. There is some vanilla sweetness with ripe cherry and raspberry. But then comes the palate where all of it strikes you with some pepper, strong. But the finish is calm. It's really fantastic wine. I love it for its elegance connected with boldness. The wine made for James Bond. :)

Amazing. It has a shy beginning. The nose promises a lot. There is some vanilla sweetness with ripe cherry and raspberry. But then comes the palate where all of it strikes you with some pepper, strong. But the finish is calm. It's really fantastic wine. I love it for its elegance connected with boldness. The wine made for James Bond. :)

9.8

Bill Beers

Full bodied , minerality at the end - dark fruits? ‘Aged in French oak’

Full bodied , minerality at the end - dark fruits? ‘Aged in French oak’

8.6

Jeannine Giordano

44th in sea isle!

44th in sea isle!

8.7

Stephanie Lauren

Delicious, but not for the price point. Drank at Saffron Grill.

Delicious, but not for the price point. Drank at Saffron Grill.

8.5

Stuart Scheff

I always dig Orin Swift. Often disrespected but I’m a fan.

I always dig Orin Swift. Often disrespected but I’m a fan.

9.1

Brian J.

A friend was kind enough to share this with me. Extraordinarily!

A friend was kind enough to share this with me. Extraordinarily!

9.3

Rich Glennon

Blackberry pie, Black Tea, and Cocoa. Silky and wonderful. Very much enjoyed this one!

Blackberry pie, Black Tea, and Cocoa. Silky and wonderful. Very much enjoyed this one!

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.