2015 Orin Swift, "Mercury Head" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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Press and Tasting Notes

THE MERCHANT'S MARK

97 / 100

Richly textured blackberry and blueberry fruit. Creme de cassis, dark chocolate notes and mild oak on entry. The mid-palate features black currant and plum along with toasted timber. The layers seem to la ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured September 22, 2018

THE REVIEW

I enjoyed this killer Cab last night with a porterhouse and had to write about it today.
It was that good!
The wine drunk beautifully with every sip. From the tomato-mozzarella starter up to and including the grand finale, porterhouse. Oh, not to mention the warm onion bread in the beginning with freshly whipped butter and sea salt.
This charismatic Cabernet paired with every element of the meal! The flavors aligned perfectly.
Richly textured blackberry and blueberry fruit. Creme de cassis, dark chocolate notes and mild oak on entry. The mid-palate features black currant and plum along with toasted timber. The layers seem to last for minutes. Nicely structured, it showcases a silky mouthfeel, sweet tannins and a lovely, melt-in-your-mouth hint of toasted brioche.
Charismatic? More like captivating!
Mercury Head is the flagship wine in the Orin Swift lineup created by David Phinney who also created the popular wine, The Prisoner.
And yes, that's a real Mercury-head dime affixed to the wine.
David Gettenberg
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Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »

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