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Orin Swift Cabernet Mercury Head Full Bottle Cabernet Red U.s.a. Napa Valley 2009

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Ripe aromas of cassis, violet and boysenberry lead into a lush mouth-coating entry. The mid-palate has hints of dark cherry and bramble fruit framed by bright acidity and subtle structure. The finish is soft and extremely long with chains of ripe tannins. Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. Vineyards: Morisoli and Taplin.

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Orin Swift Cellars:
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to l... Read more
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to like wine." In truth, I did enjoy wine and even more, I enjoyed the idea of what I perceived to be an honorable and honest profession. Having just finished an internship for a congressman the previous semester, the latter was very important to me. When I returned to the States, I tried to immerse myself in all aspects of the wine business, which is no easy task being in the middle of the desert at the University of Arizona. As luck would have it, I found a professor in the agriculture department who was also interested in growing grapes and in the spring of 1997 the University planted a one-acre experimental block in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. Equally important was the experience I gained while working at one of Tucson's finest retail wine shops learning the hardest part of the wine business, selling the stuff. A few months later, I found myself with a degree in political science working my first harvest for the Robert Mondavi Winery. I cut my teeth as the low man and only white guy on an all-Mexican nightshift. I was hooked. The next year, I started Orin Swift Cellars with two tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes and as my wife likes to say, with one pair of shoes. Over the last few years we've continued to grow, adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc to the program, as well as streamlining the Zinfandel into what is now our flagship wine, "The Prisoner". In addition, we recently purchased forty-eight acres of raw land in the hills above Oakville and hope to someday build a winery there. Until then, we welcome you to visit us at our newly renovated offices and tasting room located in the heart of downtown St. Helena at the historic Odd Fellows Lodge. From all of us at Orin Swift Cellars, we thank you for your interest and hope you continue to enjoy the wines, which we proudly offer. Read less
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External Reviews for Orin Swift Cabernet Mercury Head Full Bottle Cabernet Red U.s.a. Napa Valley

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
02/03/2012

The latest Mercury Head release from Dave Phinney is here and we can guarantee it will not be around long. Ripe aromas of cassis, violet and boysenberry lead into a lush mouth-coating entry.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/01/2012

2009 Mercury Head Cabernet SauvignonMercury Head is the slang term for the authentic Liberty Dime which serves as the wines "front label". As a kid Dave Phinney collected these dimes. Years later, after getting one with some change, he was reminded how striking they are.2009 Mercury Head marks the ninth vintage of what we consider to be our best Cabernet Sauvignon lots. This vintage was all about low yields and highly concentrated fruit. Small berries and smaller clusters got super ripe while retaining bright acidity and mature tannins. Our aim is to have subtle oak nuances that wont dominate the fruit, only accent the aroma. You could open one tonight or age it for up to 10 years.Tasting NotesRipe aromas of cassis, violet and boysenberry lead into a lush mouth-coating entry. The mid-palate has hints of dark cherry amd bramble fruit framed by bright acidity and subtle structure. The finish is soft and extremely long with chains of ripe tannins. - WineryBlend:95% Cabernet Sauvignon...


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
07/16/2013

Orin Swift 09 Mercury Head



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Ripe aromas of cassis, violet and boysenberry lead into a lush mouth-coating entry. The mid-palate has hints of dark cherry and bramble fruit framed by bright acidity and subtle structure. The finish is soft and extremely long with chains of ripe tannins. Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. Vineyards: Morisoli and Taplin.

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