Orin Swift Zinfandel "Saldo" California 2012

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Another blockbuster from Dave Phinney of Orin Swift...delicious. Read more

Wow. Damn near perfect. Read more

Dark nose, not very expressive. Peppery cassis and blackberry. On the palate, flavors of ripe strawberry and black fruits with nicely integrated ... Read more

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Snooth User: smullen27
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/22/2012

Another blockbuster from Dave Phinney of Orin Swift...delicious.


Snooth User: sayheykid22
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/14/2011

Wow. Damn near perfect.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/17/2012

Dark nose, not very expressive. Peppery cassis and blackberry. On the palate, flavors of ripe strawberry and black fruits with nicely integrated oak. Mouth coating entry with nice structure and good acidity. Long finish with soft tannins and subtle oak sweetness. The tangy dark berry fruit is layered with pepper. Savory aftertaste. 6/9/12


Snooth User: donealrice
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/19/2012

A delicious Zinfandel (rare that I adore a Zinfandel). Lush, dark fruits, pepper and spice. On the dry side but good balance and lovely from start to soft, lingering finish. Have some to cellar; post wine tasting had to break open a bottle with dinner and asiago cheese and gala apples both paired up nicely. From the nose (harsh, dark, rather strongly of alcohol even well-breathed in proper glass) would not have expected such a delightful wine.


Snooth User: patsull65
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/19/2010

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.


Snooth User: rar8888
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/01/2011

This is a great bottle for those who enjoy zin. Spicy, fruit forward and very big. I love this style and this wine.

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  • Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2008 09/20/2010

    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


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    External Reviews for Orin Swift Zinfandel "Saldo" California

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    Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

    A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2011 2011 Orin Swift Saldo Zinfandel 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 04/06/2013

    CaliforniaOrin Swift Saldo is another must-try Zin-driven wine gem from a gifted and fast-rising winemaker, Dave Phinney. Through the success of The Prisoner, winemaker Dave Phinney has gained access to some of the best Zinfandel vineyards in the Northern California growing community. In Saldo there are grapes from Sonoma, Napa, Amador, Mendocino, and Contra Costa counties from great vineyards including Aparicio, Duarte, Pato, Eagle Point, Mattern, Taylor, Haywood and Tofanelli. The word "saldo" has many different meanings in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. In Spanish, it mainly refers to "balance on hand", and sometimes it can mean "from here and there." This wine represents the best of the best lots from vineyards all across Northern California.Orin Swift Saldo 2010 is 82% Zinfandel blended with 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourvedre and 2% Grenache. The wine has a dark ruby color and intense aromas of dark cherry, cocoa powder and baking spice. The entry is rich and full, and leads into a broad mid palate with concentration and density, backed by lively acidity. The texture is soft and the tannins are polished. The finish is long with persistent notes of chocolate, berry and vanilla bean. It was aged in French and American oak, 20% new. Enjoy Orin Swift Saldo with roast pork, grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.


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    Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
    Vintage: 2010 10/04/2012

    The 2009 Saldo bursts with aromas of ripe strawberry and black fruits with well integrated oak. The entry is mouth coating and leads into a mid palate with structure and good acidity. The finish is bright and long with soft tannins and subtle oak sweetness. Drink now and enjoy over the next five years.80% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Syrah, 8% Syrah, 3% Grenache Orin Swift Website


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 08/29/2012

    Opaque purple hue. The nose is classic zinfandel, with gobs of freshly crushed blackberry and olallieberry aromas along with hints of black olive and Pittsburgh steak. The palate explodes with dark berry fruit, along with an ample amount of cracked p... Neil Mechanic. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2010 Orin Swift Saldo 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 11/01/2012

    Through the success of his Prisoner label, Orin Swift Cellars owner/winemaker Dave Phinney has gained access to some of the best Zinfandel vineyards in the Northern California growing community.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 04/05/2011

    A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Orin Swift Saldo 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 07/07/2011

    Winemaker Notes - Through the success of his Prisoner label, Orin Swift Cellars owner/winemaker Dave Phinney has gained access to some of the best Zinfandel vineyards in the Northern California growing community. Dave recently decided he wanted to make a high quality Zinfandel and what he created did not fit the constraints of a single AVA. The word "saldo" has many different meanings in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. In Spanish, it mainly refers to "balance on hand", and sometimes it can mean "from here and there." This wine represents the best of the best lots made by Dave from vineyards all across Northern California.


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