Orin Swift

Orin Swift 'Locations' 'E-3' Spanish Red 2013
"A blend of Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Carignan/Cariñena. An alluring cast of blooming crimson and deep red shades are immediately present in the glass. Complimenting the appearance is an impressive intensity on the nose with elevated dark cherry and exotic spice notes. The
Item Number: 17704

Orin Swift 'Shatter' Grenache 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A collaboration between Napa's Joel Gott and Dave Phinney, the semi-opaque 2012 Cotes Catalanes Grenache is a smoking blend of 100% Grenache that comes from the singular, black schist soils located around the village of Maury, in the Agly Valley in the Roussillon. Aged in French
Item Number: 17833
Case: $215.40

Orin Swift 'Machete' Red Wine 2013
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94+ "Another innovative and genius effort from Dave Phinney is his 2013 Proprietary Red Machete, which is a California red blend made from Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. This wine is another that shows his tendency to produce wines of great intensity and personality. It is
Item Number: 18469

Orin Swift Locations 'Corse' Corsica Vermentino NV
"Profile is lively and crisp with floral, apple, and almond flavors supported with a nice vein of acidity.   On behalf of Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars, we are pleased to announce the new joint venture called Locations. Constructed to be an international portfolio, it will consist of a
Item Number: 16576
Case: $179.40

Orin Swift 'Locations CA-3' California Red Wine 2013
“Eureka...I have found it!” is the state motto of California and apropos for our second release of Locations-CA. Inspired by its diverse growing regions, an exhaustive search was initiated to create a wine as dynamic as the state itself. A blend of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petit Sirah, Syrah, and
Item Number: 16970

Orin Swift Locations 'I-2' Italian Red Wine 2012
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The Non-Vintage Locations I-2 Italian Red Wine (also all 2012 fruit, but it can’t be called that because of the blend) is composed of Nero D’Avola and Negroamaro from Puglia, Barbera from Piedmont, and a small percentage of Sangiovese from Tuscany. It receives vinification in
Item Number: 16969

Orin Swift 'Fragile' Rose 2014
"Fragile is our inaugural rosé wine release from our Department 66 winery in Maury, France. Pale salmon in color with a cherry blossom fringe, the wine brims with perfumed floral notes, blood orange zest, and a hint of wild aniseed. Casually acidic with soft saline notes upon entry, the wine is
Item Number: 18934

Orin Swift Locations 'AR-3' Argentine Red 2013
(Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat)  "A deep purple, almost opaque color saturates the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate laced with cigar box and ripe cherry lead into an impressive entry that instantly coats the entire front of the mouth. The mid pallet offers more ripe black fruits and rich cacao

Orin Swift Locations 'F-2' French Red Blend 2012
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The Non-Vintage Locations F-2 French Red Wine is all from the 2012 vintage and is a blend of Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone Valley and assorted Bordeaux varieties. It was fermented in large oak vats and aged in barrel for ten months prior to bottling. A dense

Orin Swift The Prisoner 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Not the distinctive Zin statement this once was, but still a bold, rich red blend that's jammed with flavor. Aromas of blackberry and caramel lead to ripe plum, licorice and spicy vanilla flavors. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Charbo."~TF

Orin Swift 'Abstract' Red Blend 2012
"Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards. Inky blue-purple in complexion, the wine bursts with a perfume of dark fruit, sage, acacia flowers, kirsch, and a hint of California chaparral. Voluptuous in texture, the wine is

Orin Swift 'Palermo' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"Aromas of dark, brooding fruit with subtle French oak in the background lead into a smooth entry of ripe cherry and fig. The mid-palate is subtle and stretches with loads of bright acidity and candied cassis. Layers of stone fruit and rubina lead into a round, supple, lingering finish of integrated

Orin Swift 'Saldo' Zinfandel 2011
87  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 87 "The 2011 Zinfandel Saldo includes 11% Petite Sirah and a small amount of Syrah. It exhibits a deep ruby color, better depth than many of the 2011 Zinfandels I tasted, good peppery, meaty ripeness and a pleasant, moderately long finish. It should age nicely for 3-5 years.   These

Orin Swift Locations 'AR-2' Argentina Red 2012
"At the foot of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina lies a vineyard site ideally suited for our first wine made in the Southern Hemisphere. Unlike some growing regions in the area that are flood irrigated, Locations AR2 was harvested from drip system blocks on estate land. Extremely well

Orin Swift 'Abstract' Red Blend 2013
"Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards. Opaque and purple to the rim of the glass, an elevated display of aromatics is immediately present. Fragrant dark fruits, spring flowers, violet, and hint of garrigue greet the

Orin Swift 'Papillon' Red Blend 2010 1.5L
"The wine casts a dark shade of crimson with a tinge of magenta on the rim of the glass. Classic aromas of currant, cassis, and plum are instantly present along with soft French oak notes and some cedar box accents. Rich and opulent, flavors of Bing cherry, ripe blackberry, mocha, espresso, and

Orin Swift 'Shatter' Grenache 2011
Tasting Panel 91 "Dark, deep and rich with ripe, dense blackberry, cassis and notes of chocolate; velvety, lush and balanced with fine structure."  "A bigger example of Grenache from close to its Mediterranean home. This is muscular and deep but it retains the intensity of fruit and core of

Orin Swift 'Machete' Red Wine 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Concentrated yet light-weight, fragrant and juicy, with aromas of toasted cumin, gingerbread and Earl Grey tea surrounding the core of wild blueberry and huckleberry flavors. The firm tannins stay in the background, allowing this to finish on the juicy side. Petite Sirah, Syrah

Orin Swift 'Abstract' Red Blend 2011
92  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 92 "A voluptuous, hedonistic, and pleasure bent blend that is mostly Grenache, the 2011 Orin Swift Abstract delivers loads of creamy red and blackberry fruit, sweet spice, licorice, bramble, and hints of white chocolate-like aromas and flavors to go with a full-bodied, decadent, yet

Orin Swift 'Abstract' Red Blend 2010
" 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. Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from

Orin Swift 'Saldo' Zinfandel 2008
Wine Spectator 91 TOP 100 2010 Rank 69 "According to the Wine Spectator: 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.

Orin Swift Locations 'F-1' French Red Wine 2011
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The Locations F-1 (2011) from France is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and assorted Bordeaux varieties, with most of the Grenache coming from the Roussillon and the Syrah from the Rhone. Fermented in oak and aged ten months prior to release, it boasts a deep ruby/purple color along

Orin Swift 'Saldo' Zinfandel 2009
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "Dense in structure, but shows finesse, with toasty black cherry and grilled anise aromas that lead to ripe, zesty flavors of blackberry, espresso and fresh pepper. Best from 2013 through 2017."  "The 2009 Saldo bursts with aromas of ripe strawberry and black fruits with well

Orin Swift 'Mercury Head' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"Saturated ruby red in complexion, the wine exudes elegance, purity and richness. Teeming with profound aromas of black raspberries, currants, cassis, cedar and rose petals, it invites the senses. The entry is lush and pure which provides shape to an ideal symmetry of dark berries, cocoa, plums, and

Orin Swift 'Locations CA-2' California Red Wine 2012
"(A blend of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petit Sirah, Syrah, and Grenache) Densely purple hued, the wine reveals pleasing aromas of wild flowers, dark berry fruits, plum, dried herbs, and subtle, toasty oak. The entry is profoundly rich with exquisite mineral notes. Flavors of black cherry, dark