Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Wine AdvocateI tasted three Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines from Orin Swift. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo, all Napa Valley fruit and a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with a little Merlot and Malbec, was aged only 10 months in 35% new French oak. Bottled early to accentuate its fruit, this wine has soft, low-acid flavors, plenty of crÃƒÂ¨me de cassis, chocolate and tobacco leaf, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a long finish.
Wine SpectatorA powerful, explosive mix of extracted dark berry, cedary oak, loamy earth and crushed rock flavors that combine to create a genuine mouthful. Drink now through 2028. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.