Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert

The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. After a stint at Robert Mondavi Vineyards he founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998.

8 Years in the Dessert is a very limited production wine and is big and bold and a joy to drink. A blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah, you be amazed at the complexity and mouth feel of this wine. Here are the winemaker notes:

Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn dominate; time in glass exposes more—dark chocolate, fennel and High Sierra forest floor. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums and currants. More flavors add to the quality of the blend—a visceral minerality and fresh Herbs de Provence. Fully integrated with puckering tannins, the wine bows out with finesse.

Now in our shop for $37.59.