Orin Swift

Orin Swift 'Machete' Red Wine 2014
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "Generous and expressive, big and brawny, offering a mouthful of tannins but also brimming with flavors and aromas, including Earl Grey tea, dark chocolate, dried violet and toasted gingerbread. Rich notes of plum and black cherry are balanced by forest floor and earthy accents,
Item Number: 21060
Case: $479.40

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 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 '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 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
Case: $167.40

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 'Palermo' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
"Rich aromas of seasoned oak meld effortlessly with ripe boysenberry and candied cassis. The entry of the wine is soft and delicate, but quickly evolves into a serious mid-palate replete with opulent and concentrated flavors of dark fruits. Black currant and kirsch provide background to lively
Item Number: 21059
Case: $515.40

Saldo by Prisoner Wine Co. Zinfandel 2014
"Dark ruby color with bold aromas of blackberry, plum and clove. The entry is rich and full, with juicy acidity encircled in flavors of Mexican chocolate, cherry and vanilla extract. Voluptuous and persistent finish with smooth tannins."-Winemaker's Notes  "The Prisoner Founder and Winemaker Dave
Item Number: 22405
Case: $299.40

Orin Swift 'Abstract' Red Blend 2014
"An alluring inky-purple achievement, the 2014 Abstract is replete with a vivid nose of red and black stone fruits, candied cherry, cassis, dried floral notes, and sweet oak accents. Fleshy and spirited, the wine evolves into a very complex flavor profile of dark berry preserve, raspberry jam, Asian

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 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 'Papillon' Red Blend 2013
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "The 2013 Papillon Proprietary Red is 100% from Napa and is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This killer wine has an inky purple color and offers notes of espresso roast intermixed with white chocolate, creme de cassis,

Orin Swift 'Mannequin' Chardonnay 2013
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "The 2013 Proprietary White Mannequin, which draws fruit from diverse regions of Northern California such as the Carneros Basin and the Sonoma Coast, is actually a blend of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 6% Marsanne, 5% Grenache Blanc, 3% Muscat and 2% Roussanne. This is amazing

Saldo by Prisoner Wine Co. Zinfandel 2013
90  Robert Parker 
Wine Spectator 90 "Loaded with toasty oak, this jammy Zin offers aromas of dark cherry, caramel and cracked pepper that lead to zesty flavors of dried sage, espresso and licorice. A bit tannic on the finish. Drink now through 2020."–TF  Robert Parker 90 "The 2013 Saldo (a Latin word for “from

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 'D66' VdP Cotes de Catalanes 2013
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "In the same mold as the 2012, the 2013 Cotes Catalanes Grenache D66 is being held for six months in bottle prior to release. Completely destemmed (as are all the wines here) and aged in 30% new barrels, it has elegant, lively notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, pepper and violets

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 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

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