Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel Blend 2020 750ml

$118.00

Composed of Zinfandel with Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache, the 2018 Red Blend 8 Years in the Desert was aged for eight months in American oak barrels (37% new). Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes roaring out of the glass with notions of baked black cherries, raspberry preserves, blueberry tart and potpourri plus hints of garrigue, tobacco leaf and cinnamon stick.

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SKU: 300220-202075 Categories: , ,

Other Vintage:

2020

Other Volume:

750ml

Source: End of May 2022, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st May 2022, (RP-91)

The exact proportions and origins of the 2020 Zinfandel Blend 8 Years in the Desert are deliberately kept fuzzy by the winery, but the wine does include Petite Sirah, Syrah and Barbera in addition to Zin. Aged in roughly half new oak, the nose brings an overlay of vanilla to a core of ripe blackberries. Full-bodied and open-knit, it adds briary, herbal notes on the palate, plus a bit of cracked pepper. Soft, dusty tannins mark the finish, along with hints of mocha and bittersweet chocolate. Drink it over the next several years.
Drink Date: 2022 – 2030

Source: Winemaker,

Evolving aromatics present themselves first with black and white pepper, then a ripe fruit core of brambly raspberry and sweet persimmon, finishing with savory notes of allspice, clove and fig leaf. Boisterous yet elegant on entry, the wine shows its plush layers with distinctive strawberry preserves, blackberry and raspberry pie topped with fresh cr?me. Round, ripe tannins close the palate menacingly, leaving one with a desperate thirst for more.

Product Type

Red Wine

Brand

Orin Swift

Vintage

2020

Volume

750ml

Country

USA

Region

California US

Grape

Zinfandel

Maturity

Drink Now, Drink Now or Keep, To Keep

Expert Rating

RP-91

Sweetness

Dry

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