Orin Swift Grenache Blend Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes D66 2010
From the rugged Roussillon VdP region of Ctes Catalanes in the village of Maury comes the second release of D66 from Dave Phinney. It is made from ancient Grenache vines grown in fields of black schist in this valley surrounded by the Pyrenees mountains, and it offers all of the intensity of these old vines and rocky soil vineyards. Tasting notes: A dark red, almost opaque color coats the glass and drifts down the sides slowly after the swirl. Aromas of ripe crushed cherries intertwined with seasoned French oak dominate the nose and lead gently into an enormous entry. Ripe strawberries and bruised watermelon front the structured mid palate which bursts with bright acidity and subtle briar fruits. The finish is long, concentrated and lasting. A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.
External Reviews for Orin Swift Grenache Blend Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes D66
The wine has a very dark, opaque red color with subtle aromas of toasted oak, ripe blueberry jam and dried rose petal. The entry is mouth coating and lush. Opulent plum and ultra ripe cherry are balanced with asian spices and a bright vein of minerality and acidity that give great structure, weight and balance to the long finish. The tannin chains are long and will lend to ageability for 5 to 10 years.80% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 8% Carignan Orin Swift Website