Beautiful wine! Full bodied, fruity and memorable.
Smoky, rich, oaky, plum. [From "Red Blends" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 21 July 2012.]
Abstract 2009- Beautiful even with a high alcohol content. Ripe plum and other dark fruit. After doing a wine dinner featuring all Dave Phinneys wines last year i am glad we have another one to play with. I think this is a drinker, dont lay it down too long. Nice juice. Good job Orin Swift..
Smooth, dark, velvety!
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Orin Swift Red Rhone Blend Sonoma County Abstract
Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards.Aromas of wild berry, floral scents, and caramelized oak are present immediately. Rich and layered, the wine has a commanding entry that leads to notes of blackberry, plum, mocha and spice. The mid-palate is wholly generous with requisite acidity to complement the exotic mix of flavors. It finishes with a clean purpose that is focused and refined.Aged 10 months in American and French oak Orin Swift Website
CaliforniaOrin Swift Abstract is a gorgeous new California red wine gem from a gifted and fast-rising winemaker, Dave Phinney. Owner of Orin Swift Cellars, Dave Phinney has come a long way since beginning his winemaking career with 2 tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes just a year out of college in 1998! Following big successes with wines such as Papillon and The Prisoner, Phinney launched the Abstract label with the 2009 vintage. Abstract came out of 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. Phinney recently purchased 48 acres of land in the hills above Oakville and hopes one day to build a winery there. Orin Swift 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. Aged 10 months in new and seasoned French oak. 15.7% alc.Enjoy Orin Swift Abstract with steak, roast pork, grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.
Dark purple/black core that extends almost straight to the rim. Aromas of black cherry and cassis are supported by notes of dried herbs, clove, eucalyptus and a touch of forest floor on a rich, imposing bouquet. Made in Dave Phinneys typical full-bo... Alex Shaw. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2011 Orin Swift Abstract 750ml
The dark purple wine is opaque, staining the glass a dark pink hue. It offers aromas of dark chocolate, espresso, raspberry, graham cracker, rose petals and cinnamon. Notes of black pepper and blueberries emerge under the soft layer of earth and wet... Jeff Loo. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2009 Orin Swift Abstract 750ml
The dark purple wine is opaque, staining the glass a dark pink hue. It offers aromas of espresso, raspberry, graham cracker, rose petals and cinnamon. The palate is full-bodied and round with supporting acidity, and the massive tannins elongate the ... Jeff Loo. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2009 Orin Swift Abstract 750ml