2018 Orin Swift Abstract
Deep garnet-purple color and features black cherries, fresh black berries and red currants with touches of mossy bark, black pepper and garage. Full and firm, with a wonderfully rounded texture, it offers loads of black fruit and peppery layers, finishing long and earthy.
Parker 91 POINTS
NAME2018 Orin Swift Abstract
VARIETALPetite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
ABOUT THE WINERY
The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker.
Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, he founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the brand to what it is today.