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ORIN SWIFT 12 CS PALERMO
Item: #248380
Bottle Size: 750ML
$37.95
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ORIN SWIFT 2012 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 voluminous complexion of deep garnet and cardinal can be seen in the glass profile. Profoundly aromatic, the nose is treated to a decadent perfume of currant, roasted espresso, spring flowers, and toasty oak. Supple and rich in the mouth, intense flavors of wild berry fruit, plum, roasted fig, and cacao are in perfect alignment. The length is fleshy and bright with a polished tannin sequence that will last for years.
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