The Orin Swift Takeover…
“She gets to keep the Mercedes and the chalet, but leave me the Cabernet!”
Alright people i’m back and I know you are all expecting some enlightening narrative on what types of grape varietals grow best in specific soil compositions in new and old world climates. However, that is just not my style. Over the years I have spent half my money on wine, gambling and wild women….The other half, I wasted!
Choosing a wine is about hedging your bets, it is about scanning a wine list or liquor store and knowing exactly which bottle (out of hundreds) best suits your liking. Let me ask you something…When you walk into a bar, do you just go after the first thing that peaks your interest? absolutely not! You throw back a few and scan the bar for the perfect candidate. One that will make the night memorable. For some a full-bodied Cab and for others a long-legged Barolo.
What most don’t understand is that 27% of wine is actually bought without knowing a single thing about whats in the bottle. People often gravitate toward wines that they know absolutely nothing about and believe it or not purchase wines solely based on the label art.
Now let me introduce you to my good friend Orin Swift Cellars. Not only is it one of my favorite brands but also has an appealing taste and label.
Orin Swift Wines
The Swift abstract is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah
On the nose: Perfume of dark fruit, sage, acacia flowers
On the palate: Ripe blackberry, mulberry, roasted plum, black tea, and bitter chocolate
The Swift Palermo is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
On the nose: currant, roasted espresso, spring flowers, and toasty oak
On the palate: wild berry fruit, plum, roasted fig, and cacao
The Location “I”, The Prisoner, The Location”F”
The Location “I”:
The Swift location “I” is a blend of Negroamaro, Nero d’Avola, Barbera, and native varietals from Puglia
On the nose: Macerated raspberries, dried lavender, plum tart, and toasty oak accents
On the palate: Super lush flavors of ripe berries and spice
The Swift Prisoner is a blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet, Syrah, and Petite Sirah
On the nose: cherry, espresso, roasted fig and vanillin oak
On the palate: Ripe raspberry, pomegranate and wild berry fruit
The Location “F”:
The Swift location “F” is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and assorted Bordeaux varietals (Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec)
On the nose: ripe cherry, kirsch, blackberry preserve, lavender, and subtle spice notes
On the palate: strawberry compote, crushed plum, and mocha.
and as always,
Buon Appetito America!