Orin Swift Abstract Red 2014

$34.99
$31.49

SKU 3494

750ml

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An alluring inky-purple achievement, the 2014 Abstract is replete with a vivid nose of red and black stone fruits, candied cherry, cassis, dried floral notes, and sweet oak accents. Fleshy and spirited, the wine evolves into a very complex flavor profile of dark berry preserve, raspberry jam, Asian spices, mocha, chaparral, and a hint of crushed rock minerality. An underlying acidity leads to a graceful and fine tannin chain that is seemingly endless.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Brand Orin Swift
Alcohol/vol 15.7%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe absurdly delicious 2014 Proprietary Red Blend Abstract comes from multiple AVAs: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Amador and El Dorado and is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah aged 10 months in 30% new French oak. This is a beauty and a great price for a wine of this quality. There are 26,547 cases, and the wine has an opaque ruby/purple color, gorgeous nose of creosote, kirsch liqueur and cassis with a touch of licorice, Provençal herbs and pepper. Delicious, full-bodied, unctuously textured, thick and juicy, this mouth-filling, big wine cuts a broad swath across the palate, but is never hot or awkward. Best drunk in its first 5-6 years. It finished at 15.7% natural alcohol.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorBurly, with personality to spare and no shortage of charred, toasty oak, plus notes of dark Asian spice, smoky herb and currant. Firm tannins frame the finish. Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Drink now through 2024.

Tim Fish, 2016