David Phinney, the founder of Prisoner Wine Company, is an iconic figure in Napa Valley. After he sold Prisoner, he started Orin Swift and continued to make quintessential California reds. The Abstract is a Rhone-inspired blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. If you are a fan of Prisoner, then you are going to love this wine.
“The wine offers up scents of black cherries, accented by garrigue-like herbs and spice, including a hint of lavender. It’s full-bodied without being heavy, rather open-knit and easy to drink, with a long finish that’s both mouthwatering and gently dusty. I wouldn’t bet on cellaring it for a decade, but it’s delicious now, so why wait?
Immediate aromatics escape the glass: blueberry, Mirabelle plum, ripe raspberry, Bing cherry and enchanting musk. On entry, the wine is seamless and enveloping with notes of Black plum, sweet cassis and blueberry compote on the mid-palate. Textured and long on the finish, the wine closes with a hint of dried lavender and dark chocolate.
Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah | 16.1% Alc. by volume
Orin Swift Cellars, led by winemaker Dave Phinney, is a brand known as much for its creative and evocative expression of art on the front of the bottle as it is the bold, yet finessed styling within the bottle. Based out of Saint Helena, within the prized Napa Valley, Orin Swift features a portfolio of wines that appeal to a variety of senses.
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