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ORIN SWIFT 13 CS PALERMO
Item: #248380
Bottle Size: 750ML
$41.95
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ORIN SWIFT 2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON "PALERMO" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

Owner and winemaker Dave Phinney purchases Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are intended specifically for Mercury Head and Papillon. Every year, he buys more grapes than he needs for the two blends so he always has multiple vineyards and corresponding wine characteristics to choose from. He also experiments with different grape maturity levels, French barrel producers, and fermentation techniques. This is done to try to learn more with each vintage and create a wine with greater complexity and balance. These multiple lots either add something to the final blend or become their own parts, parts he considers to be separate among equals. He blended these separate but equal parts together in a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon called Palermo.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, the grapes from from several highly-regarded vineyards in the Napa Valley. A dense plum, red visage brilliantly precedes the tasting. Multidimensional aromatics of cassis, currant, mulled dark fruits, and toasty barrique oak perfume the glass. Opulent and rich, the wine explodes with concentrated flavors of black cherry, ripe boysenberry, assorted dark fruits, kirsch, and a topnote of dark roasted espresso. A persuasive mid palate persists with freshness and closes with supportive tannins that are velvety and polished.
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