Orin Swift Zinfandel California Saldo 2008
Winemaker NotesThe 2008 Saldo is rich, ripe, and full-bodied, with aromas of black cherry and bramble fruit. The tannins are soft but the wine has a huge mid-palate. The soft, lush finish lingers. 2008 was a perfect vintage for Saldo. The hot weather was ideal for creating ripe zinfandel. Drink now and enjoy over the next five years.<br/><br/>Blend88% Zinfandel<br/> 8% Syrah<br/> 4% Petite Syrah<br/><br/>California AppellationSonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Amador, and Contra Costa<br/><br/>Alc/Vol15.5%<br/><br/>Production14,000 cases. Produced and bottled by Orin Swift Cellars.<br/><br/>
I asked the man for a Zinfandel like the Rombauer Zin. For $26.75, I sure need a lot more. It was just another zin. Major flaw is being overpriced.
This is a great bottle for those who enjoy zin. Spicy, fruit forward and very big. I love this style and this wine.
Some sharp cheese nose, like a hard parmesan. Some sulfur tones on the nose. Lots of salinity on the palate. White pepper. Spice. Some straw. Red berries show through, but it's a tad unbalanced for me. - Tasted at Schreiner's Winers zin tasting 9/18/10
93 points. This wine’s aroma is rich with dark blackberry juice, volcanic stone, and very subtle campfire smoke components. There is a deep earthiness, like fresh, fertile soil, with a blend of spice tones, dark roses, and plums. It’s incredibly refined with a very nice sea stone minerality that gives it exceptional depth. The Prisoner opens plush and with the presence of perfectly ripe, sweet, sun-kissed berries and plums. There is almost a fruit preserves quality about it, with dark wild honey tones, fine cigar wrapper, and dark volcanic stone. There is a forest floor component, the same fresh soil quality that I detected on the nose, leaves, and sea stone. There is a faint distant smokiness, and a vague citrusy edge approaching the finish, which is reminiscent of fennel and earth. This wine is incredibly structured. It’s big, bold, and yet completely refined. There is a velvety quality to it, the fruit is exceptionally ripe, the terroir components soar, and the tannins are gripping and gentle at once. The Prisoner is truly a masterpiece with exceptional depth and definition, and a wine of this quality could easily command more than twice it’s price. An amazing wine and unquestionably a steal. Absolutely a wine worth buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #28: Orin Swift Tasting Part 1 ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/14/post-28-orin-swift-tasting-part-1/ )
Beautiful, dark, full-bodied. A Classic Cal zin. Not cheap but doesn't taste it either.
This wine has great fruit flavors. I don't know what the components are, since it is just labeled "Red Wine", but they are well balanced. Great fruit - red and black berries, and smooth, even with 15.2% alcohol. Nice tannins, and a lasting finish. Raspberries and cherries. Great one to drink by itself - no food required. Don't splurge, but, if you are looking to impress, a great one that will incite conversation. What do you taste?
We always enjoy wines from Orin Swift and Saldo is no exception! Has a lot of zip to it so it's a nice complement to a big, juicy burger.
External Reviews for Orin Swift Zinfandel California Saldo
Purpur mit schwarzer Mitte. Explosiver Beginn: Nougatschokolade, reife Himbeeren und Pflaumen, dahinter rote Rosen und Heidelbeerkompott sowie karamellisierte Mandeln, grossartige Tiefe und sehr komplex. Cremiger Gaumen und perfekt ausgereifte Tannine, druckvolle Fruchtsüsse, wirkt wie ein Amarone mit viel Finesse, verschwenderische Fruchtaromen nach Holundergelée, in Rum eingelegte Sauerkirschen und betörende Korinthensüsse bis ins lange anhaltende Finale.
Well-built, yet rich and stylish, with spicy blackberry aromas and zesty, layered flavors of black cherry and licorice framed by toasty oak. Offers a long, satisfying finish. Drink now through 2015. 14,000 cases made. -TF - Top 100 2010 ** Only 9 in Stock **
Purpur mit rubinroten Reflexen. Berauschendes Bouquet: Korinthen, eingelegte Feigen, dunkles Edelholz dazu schwarze Kirschen und Rum-Nuss-Schokolade. Fülliger Gaumen mit samtigen, perfekt eingebunden Tanninen und feiner Extraktsüsse, dahinter wieder verschwenderische dunkle Frucht gepaart mit eleganter Rauchnote. Heidel- und reife Brombeeren, cremig-weiche Textur bis ins nicht endenwollende Finale.
Very dark purple/red from the core until it hits a clear rim. The nose is extremely fresh (which makes sense for such a young wine), and is full of brambly blackberry aromas, fresh white grape juice, black cherry, and a fine aromatic layer of spice.... Cory Gowan. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2008 Orin Swift Saldo 750ml
Winemaker Notes The 2008 Saldo is rich, ripe, and full-bodied, with aromas of black cherry and bramble fruit. The tannins are soft but the wine has a huge mid-palate. The soft, lush finish lingers. 2008 was a perfect vintage for Saldo. The hot weather was ideal for creating ripe zinfandel. Drink now and enjoy over the next five years. Blend 88% Zinfandel 8% Syrah 4% Petite Syrah California Appellation Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Amador, and Contra Costa Alc/Vol 15.5% Production 14,000 cases. Produced and bottled by Orin Swift Cellars.
This recalls those great old California field blends, but with more polish and structure. Aromas of smoky boysenberry and cracked pepper lead to layered, zesty flavors of plum, tobacco and anise. Drink now through 2013.
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