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Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Mercury Head 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The wine opens with bright aromas of violet ripe boysenberry and cassis. The entry is enormous with layers of blackberry, red raspberry, and Asian plum. The mid-palate is soft and layered with rich texture and structured acid that leads to a long and lingering finish.

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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

Member Reviews for Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Mercury Head

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Snooth User: Jared Lee
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5.00 5
07/23/2011

Most serious wine drinkers out there have that one bottle that got them serious and this was definatly mine. Perfect smooth entry, lots of dark fruits, and amazing lingering finish. When you have a special occasion this is the wine to get.


Snooth User: BigVandalFan
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3.50 5
08/26/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Mercury Head

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/28/2010

93+ points - The brilliant 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue as well as classic notes of lead pencil, creme de cassis, black cherries, spice box, and cedar. Full-bodied, concentrated, deep, and layered, this impres... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/06/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head 750ml



Tasting Notes:

The color of the wine is deep garnet with an opaque red tinge. It has aromas of opulent black fruits (cassis, blackberries, black cherries) and a touch of well-integrated, sweet oak. The entry of the wine is soft and lush; it sets up the wide yet well defined mid palate. Dark fruit flavors combined with ripe tannins lead into a long and soft finish.

Wine Tasting Notes The wine opens with bright aromas of violet ripe boysenberry and cassis. The entry is enormous with layers of blackberry, red raspberry, and Asian plum. The mid-palate is soft and layered with rich texture and structured acid that leads to a long and lingering finish.

Notes: Aged 20 months French oak, 33% new Bottled August 2009 15.1% Alc./Vol.


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