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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • The Abstract Red Blend is a Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah combination.  ... ... now.  It's from Orin swift and typically needs 3-4 yrs or more in the cellar to really come around. They can be quite tannic early but loaded with fruit it is very satisfying,I currently have the 2015 & 2016 and their 2015 Palermo, which if memory seves you asked... Read More

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  • I will agree with that - however these arrived today from Orin Swift:The 2016 Abstract - 15.7% AlcThe 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet "Palermo" Read More

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  • Orin Swift Abstract California 2013

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    Big and bold, right up my alley with large dark berry fruits, dark chocolate, dirt, pepper and with chewy tannins and popping this is well balanced. And then there's 15.7% alc - which, because of the balance to the wine fits quite nicely. 93 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I've had one taste of The Prisoner, ever.  It was at a wine bar in N. ... ... not mistaken, the guy (Orin Swift?) who started the line sold out several years ago.  So, I would not be surprised if the current profile is different these days.Everybody knows that when it comes to Zinfandel-based wines I am an insufferable Ridge Lytton Springs bi... Read More

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  • Orin Swift "The Prisoner" Napa Valley Red Blend 2009

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    Structured and layered, and well beyond it's supposed prime, this was great. Blackberry, dustiness, spice, dark cherry, mocha with tolerable tannins and great acidity. Just shows what cellaring properly can do. 92 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • We had a meeting today to finalize (as best we could) the 2017 Northwoods Wine ... good bottle of wine.The 2009 Orin Swift Red Wine "The Prisoner"  - Here, the blend is the difference,  with cabby, syrah, petite sirah, carbono added to the zin.  As a result there are, obviously, different layers and aromas.  However, the same blackberry and da... Read More

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  • Love me red wine! With or without food. Dry, earthy, smoke, mocha, tobacco, ... ... Owen Roe, excellent! Orin Swift, of course. The Prisoner, now were talking. Love blends. Enjoy trying new wines, just can't be sweet! A bourbon guy.&nbs Read More

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  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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    This wine is lush and bold like I love my reds. It stands up well to a nice medium ribeye or alone as a sipping wine. Love this one! Read More

    Wine review by PhillyWineLuver


  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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  • Orin Swift Abstract Red California 2012

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    Big but eliguent with red plums, dark cherries, mocha, dusty earthy notes define place as sweet dark cherry tannins and boisterous acidity make this a real joy to drink. Well done - 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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