Orin Swift Abstract Red Wine 2018 - 750ml

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92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Aged for eight months in oak (27% new; of which, 57% was French oak), the 2018 Proprietary Red Abstract is a blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers up bombastic notions of crushed black cherries, warm plums and blueberry compote with hints of dried herbs, spice box and new leather. Full-bodied, the palate explodes with rich, ripe black and blue berry preserves and a velvety texture, finishing long and vibrant.

92pts Wine Spectator

A bold and jammy blend, plump with personality, offering blackberry, espresso and smoky, peppered beef flavors that build structure toward medium-grained tannins. Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2028.

91pts Wilfred Wong

The 2018 Orin Swift Abstract Red is an excellent example of a red wine blend made from Rhône grapes. This wine exhibits red fruit and savory spices. Pair it with slowly-braised meat dishes. (Tasted: February 12, 2020, San Francisco, CA)

91pts James Suckling

A juicy, fruity red with lots of dried berries and walnuts, as well as hints of raisins. Full-bodied and very rich, yet not completely overdone. Leather and graphite. A blend of grenache, petite sirah and syrah. Drink now.

Winemaker Notes

Aromatics with gravity, the wine pulls you in with notes of blueberry, black fig, bloodied strawberry and hints of musk and rhubarb. Bold on the entry, the palate exudes rich notes of dark plum and ripe framboise with a slightly chalky texture. The wine transitions effortlessly to a finish of black cherry, sweet licorice and some quick drying tannins.

Blend: Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah