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Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Orin Swift Cellars, led by winemaker Dave Phinney, is a brand known as much for its creative and evocative expression of art on the front of the bottle as it is the bold, yet finessed styling within the bottle. Based out of Saint Helena, within the prized Napa Valley, Orin Swift features a portfolio of wines that appeal to a variety of senses.
A brooding red core with a rich cardinal hued rim, the wine opens with classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics, ripe cassis, sunburst raspberry and graphite surrounded by a balanced frame of new oak. The bold aromatics translate onto the palate seamlessly with more cassis, red liquorice, fresh fennel and mixed berry compote. Integrated yet prominent puckering tannins finish off the wine with a touch of lingering black tea. This label features a photo of mummified 16th-century Cardinal in Palermo, Italy. The photo's sense of power, reverence and dignity is reflective of how their winemaker crafts Cabernet.