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Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel (Local Pickup Only)

Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel (Local Pickup Only)

Orin Swift Cellars

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8 Years in the Desert is Orin Swift Cellars' homage to California. Anchored by a distinctly Californian grape varietal, Zinfandel, they have been able to source fruit from across the state and craft a wine that shows off their style. As a result of picking later than most, the winemakers have a higher risk of "stuck fermentations" specifically with Zinfandel; though they  have minimized those risks.

Bright violet in the glass, the 2020 8 Years in the Desert is the epitome of the Orin Swift Cellars style. As it’s being poured, the aromatics hit squarely on the nose with a perception of sweetness: pure brambly raspberry juice and blueberry preserves with a hint of white pepper and High Sierra forest floor. Yet, the perceived sweetness on the nose is just that, perceived, and doesn’t carry through to the palate. Lush and enveloping with a beam of acidity, notes of blackberry pie, plum and kirsch flourish. Ultra-round tannins and lingering raspberry, the wine finishes in slow-motion.

Blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Sirah aged 8 months in French Oak. 15.8% Alcohol by volume.

  • Product type: Wine
  • Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb (80.0 oz; 2268 g)
  • SKU010006350 | 85000026700

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