Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert 2019 75cl 15.5% ABV
Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert, California, USA
Orin Swift cellars was started in 1995 by David Phinney. Since then, the brand has gained cult status across the USA for not only its stunning wines, but also for its quirky labels and the stories behind them.
Evolving aromatics present themselves first with black and white pepper, then a ripe fruit core of brambly raspberry, finishing with savoury notes of allspice, clove and fig leaf. Boisterous yet elegant on entry, the wine shows its plush layers with distinctive strawberry preserves, blackberry and raspberry pie topped with fresh cream. Round, ripe tannins close the palate, leaving one with a desperate thirst for more.
Perfect paired with beef, lamb, barbecued pork ribs, meat stews and hearty pasta dishes.