2018 Orin Swift, "Eight Years In The Desert"

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2018 Orin Swift, "Eight Years In The Desert"

2nd Limited Release Series • Certain Sell Out!
If you like The Prisoner, you'll love Eight Years In The Desert!

8 Years: That's how long a hiatus David Phinney took (well, was required to take) from making Zinfandel as part of his non-compete when he sold his popular brand, "The Prisoner." Phinney pays homage to his "time in the desert" with this eight series release of 8 Years In The Desert.

The current 2018 release is his 2nd release of this eight year series... and it is exceptional!

Phinney is a blending virtuoso artfully combining Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache. The wine opens with heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn. Dark chocolate, fennel and High Sierra forest floor follow. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums and currants. With visceral minerality, it has notes of fresh Herbs de Provence. Fully integrated with mouth-puckering tannins, the wine gracefully exits with exotic finesse.

Reminiscent of early Prisoner vintages, this 2018 is an outstanding blend!

One thing is for certain, there are, "three forces of nature in California: El Niño. The San Andreas Fault. And David Phinney." Forbes, June 25, 2018

Enjoy!

$48.95 per bottle / $587.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

96 / 100

The 2018 Orin Swift "8 Years In The Desert" is a limited, eight series release. The 2018 vintage is the 2nd release of eight. The wine name represents the eight-year hiatus that David Phinney stopped producing Zinfandel, the grape that catapulted him into fame twenty years ago.  This release of 8 Years In The Desert is an artful blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache. The wine opens with heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn. Dark chocolate, fennel and High Sierra forest floor follow. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums and currants. With visceral minerality, it has notes of fresh Herbs de Provence. Fully integrated with mouth-puckering tannins, the wine gracefully exits with exotic finesse. With a Zinfandel blend under the Orin Swift label, Eight Years In The Desert may be his best effort yet.  


Product Details


Producer: Orin Swift

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Zinfandel Blend

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

Code: W6688-1