Orin Swift

Orin Swift 'Abstract' Red Blend 2015
" As soon as a glass is poured, aromatic notes of Luxardo cherries, ripe black plums and raspberries billow, with intricate hints of coffee, mocha and caramel in the background. The entry is expansive with dark briar fruits, cola and cocoa with tannins that are soft and dusty. The wine finishes with
Item Number: 23340

Orin Swift Locations 'F-3' French Red Wine 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The Non-Vintage Locations F-3 French Red Wine is all from the 2013 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
Item Number: 18452
Case: $167.40

Orin Swift 'Locations WA-4' Red Blend 2014
"A sixth generation vintner and friend of Locations winemaker, Dave Phinney once said, “if I was twenty-one, single, and could make wine anywhere in world, it would be Washington.” With that endorsement and incentive, we proudly offer our first wine from the Northwest. Sourced from diverse vineyard
Item Number: 22191
Case: $239.40

Saldo by Prisoner Wine Co. Zinfandel 2014
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Jammed with toasty oak and black pepper notes, this is backed up by baked cherry, grilled anise and toffee flavors. Drink now through 2022."~TF  "Dark ruby color with bold aromas of blackberry, plum and clove. The entry is rich and full, with juicy acidity encircled in flavors
Item Number: 22405
Case: $299.40

Orin Swift 'Locations CA-4' California Red Wine 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 90  "The least expensive wines in Dave Phinney's mine are his Locations portfolio. I tasted two of them. The NV Proprietary Red CA-4, which is a 15,000-case cuvee, all from 2014. It is a blend from diverse California areas, ranging from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino to the Sierra
Item Number: 23314
Case: $263.40

Orin Swift 'Locations' 'E-4' Spanish Red NV
"The wine presents a dark, polished amethyst with aromatic notes of white pepper, tobacco, and black currant emerging from the glass. A silky mouthfeel with a palate of dark plums, black raspberry, and hints of French vanilla closes with subtle tart black cherry and a lengthy, structural
Item Number: 22523
Case: $178.20

Orin Swift 'Shatter' Grenache 2013
"Aromas of toasted French oak and brioche mingle with fresh cut strawberry and candied cherries. The entry of the wine is rich and mouth coating offering a mélange of kirsch and dark stone fruits. The mid-palate brims with layered blackberry and savory essence of ripe pomegranate lending into a soft
Item Number: 23796
Case: $215.40

Orin Swift 'Palermo' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "I tasted three Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines from Orin Swift. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo, all Napa Valley fruit and a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with a little Merlot and Malbec, was aged only 10 months in 35% new French oak. Bottled early to accentuate its
Item Number: 21059
Case: $515.40

Orin Swift Locations 'I-4' Italian Red Wine 2014
"A vibrant ruby, coral hue invites the nose and features intense aromas of dark fruits, spices, and wild flowers. On the palate, rich flavors of plums, black cherries and mineral components dominate the entry leading to layered nuances of currants and strawberry jam. The edges are soft and finishes
Item Number: 24365
Case: $179.40

Orin Swift 'Machete' Red Wine 2014
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "The 2014 Proprietary Red Blend Machete finished at 15.7% natural alcohol and is a blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache aged 10 months in 40% new French oak. This wine, at 15,500 cases, is telltale opaque bluish/purple with a super nose of barbecue meat and herbs,

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

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 'Mercury Head' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 " An alluring hue of dark garnet sits in the glass, encircled by a glowing ruby rim. Immediate aromas of ripe black cherry, blueberry and classic cassis are supported by undertones of lavender, jasmine, sage, tobacco, cigar box and the slightest touch of anise. Rich and vibrant

Orin Swift 'Mercury Head' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
98  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 98 "The 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in 50% new French oak, is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head. Certainly one of the more intriguing labels, with a real Mercury-head dime embedded in the glass bottle, this 4,500-case cuvée comes from blocks in Taplin, Morisoli and

Orin Swift 'Palermo' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The 2013 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine has wonderful notes of spring flowers, espresso bean, black cherry and blackberry fruit, a touch of toast, licorice and forest floor. It is opaque purple,

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 '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

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 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 '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

'Saldo' by Prisoner Wine Co. Zinfandel 2012
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "Ripe cherry and charred oak aromas lead to dense blackberry and smoked peppercorn flavors. Drink now through 2017."–TF  "The 2012 Saldo has dark ruby color and opens up with bold aromas of black fruit, blueberry pie, juicy plum and hints of mulling spice. The entry is rich and

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