Orin Swift Abstract Red 2010
Abstract came out of winemaker Dave's love of Grenache and a desire to make a blend using that varietal as the focal point. The wine has an inky concentration rounded out with Petite Sirah and Syrah. Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards. The aromas are laced with crushed black fruits and bing cherry. A mouth coating entry leads nicely into a mid palate with excellent structure and balanced acidity. Ripe cherry and strawberry dominate the finish which is clean and long.
Dense nose of purple fruits, boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry along with some straw and oak. Flavors of smoky black pepper with densely concentrated wild berry, spice and sage. Velvety on the palate, yet powerful. Plum, purple, blue and black fruits fill the mouth. Nice. 4/14/12
Fantastic! Great with aged cheddar.
Another winner from Dave Phinney at Orin Swift
Inky color with concentrated black fruit & red cherry flavor. Long & clean finish. This is a delicious "teeth stainer"!
Three and a half glasses