Orin Swift 8 Years In The Desert Red Blend, California, 2017 (750ml)
Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn dominate; time in the 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.
Blend: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah
WS - Vintage 2016 - 90 points
Wine Spectator - A bruiser of a blend, combining gutsy blackberry and licorice flavors, with accents of sandalwood, smoky anise and cracked pepper. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Drink now through 2023. 2,600 cases made. –TF