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Red

2013 Orin Swift Machete

California Red Blend more

7/1/2015 - rmussle Likes this wine: 92 points

Excellent red blend - not too fruity, played well on a warm summer night

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2012 Orin Swift Papillon

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/1/2015 - dase13 wrote: 90 points

Color of medium red. Scents of raspberry. Tastes consistent with scents, low level of tannins, surprisingly mild mouth feel.

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2008 Orin Swift The Prisoner

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

6/27/2015 - capacious Likes this wine: 89 points

Fun to drink, a juicy wine, good value, different enough, but not that complex or interesting. A good hot dog hamburger wine. And as my last name is Hamburger, I should know!

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2012 Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head

Napa Valley more

6/28/2015 - sabrage Likes this wine: 93 points

Two hour decant. Deep ruby color. Medium legs. Full nose of blackberry, spice, and coffee with some vegetal notes. Blackberry, cocoa, red currant and well integrated oak palate. Excellent balance. Soft leather texture. Long finish. 15.5% ABV.

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Red

2010 Orin Swift Saldo

California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

4/24/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 86 points

Going from memory on the tasting notes. We had high expectations for the Orin Swift wine and were a bit let down. Pretty high alcohol content masked many of flavors that we like about Zin. Unless we hear that it has gotten better, there are better valued Zin's out there.

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2012 Orin Swift Papillon

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/28/2015 - wineshaman wrote: 90 points

Consistent with previous bottles, plenty of classic Orin swift's signature spicey fruit, hints of menthol, soft tannins, low acidity and ready to drink.

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2005 Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head

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6/20/2015 - AllRed wrote: 92 points

Courtesy of our friends Randy and Sarah, decanted roughly an hour. Aromas of plum and raisin, ripe red fruit, leather and chocolate. Full-bodied with medium tannins and flavors of plum, chocolate and ripe dark fruit. Nice finish. With additional air, notes of mint and blackberry emerge. Very nice.

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2012 Orin Swift D66

Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend, Grenache more

6/21/2015 - Kelldeen wrote: NR

Bottle bought at Orin Swift and drank at house.

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Red

2011 Orin Swift Papillon

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/20/2015 - ewledbetter Likes this wine: 92 points

Smooth, rich, friendly. We all enjoyed thoroughly.

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2012 Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo

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6/19/2015 - taylorwfu Likes this wine: 95 points

Black licorice and chalky. Thick. Opened up a ton after an hour decanting.

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Red

2011 Orin Swift Papillon

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/20/2015 - wineshaman wrote: 92 points

3rd bottle and by far the best, nice fruit, spice, some rustic notes which added complexity, nice example from a so so vintage. Drink over the next five years!

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2012 Orin Swift Equinox Edition 3: The Commute

California/Rhone Red Rhone Blend more

6/16/2015 - GTFreek wrote: NR

Mailing list only from Orin Swift. Very big wine, obvious Grenache notes of white pepper, sweet red fruit, then dark backbone, all at once and with high alcohol. Certainly decant if drinking now, but hold for later. Might never get out of the hot stage, you definitely need to understand who's style you're drinking here. Long finish, but complexity not there yet after the attack. Loads of potential.

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2012 Orin Swift Machete

California Red Blend more

6/14/2015 - brian przyzycki wrote: 93 points

Something about this wine intrigues me. It drinks like a typical Rhone blend but the petite syrah carries the finish like a bellman hauling luggage to the penthouse suite of the Ritz Carlton. Floral yet meaty at the same time. Violets and black licorice. Served with St. Louis style barbeque ribs while watching the finale of GOT season 5.

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Red

2012 Orin Swift Equinox Edition 3: The Commute

California/Rhone Red Rhone Blend more

6/13/2015 - alohaboys Likes this wine: 92 points

Needs time. Started to hit its mark at end of bottle - about1.5 hrs after opening.

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2013 Orin Swift Grenache Trigger Finger

California more

6/11/2015 - ewledbetter Likes this wine: 92 points

Fantastic Grenache fruit. Will wait till fall before trying another bottle.

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2013 Orin Swift Abstract

California Red Rhone Blend more

6/11/2015 - gmat5497 Likes this wine: 90 points

Solid.

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Red

2009 Orin Swift Saldo

California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

6/11/2015 - pinot_glenn Likes this wine: NR

wild cherries, anise

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2009 Orin Swift Saldo

California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

6/10/2015 - Mark1npt wrote: 88 points

Just not the best year for this wine. Have had other vintages that were just more defined, more zin like. This bottle seems just a bit heavy or muddied, some good zin qualities on the nose but they seemed to dim as the bottle came up to room temp and the palate just never hit a home run as some other years had. Overpriced in my opinion when compared against a few other zin/zin blends.

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Red

2010 Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo

Napa Valley more

6/8/2015 - ZachF88 wrote: 89 points

Typical Dave Phinney wine that is big, rich, and over extracted. One of his better wines though. Drinking well now, so start drinking. Falvors of blueberry, plum, dark berries, slight oak, heat, and that was about it.

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Red

2012 Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo

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6/8/2015 - wineotim wrote: 88 points

This is not in the typical Swift style, medium bodied, not over oaked, good stuffing, but the finish is acidic and out of balance. Would not buy again. Drank with a petite filet.

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Red

2011 Orin Swift Papillon

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/8/2015 - Kendrac47 wrote: 92 points

Amazing as always. Decanted in glass (aka swirl, swirl, swirl) and everything opened up wonderfully!

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Red

2010 Orin Swift Abstract

California Red Rhone Blend more

6/7/2015 - degrandcru Likes this wine: 89 points

Very dark red color. Dark fruits, cherry and plumbs, dark chocolate, vainilla. Full body and fruity. Medium finish. Goes well with steak.

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White

2012 Orin Swift Chardonnay The Boy Who Cried Wolf

California more

6/6/2015 - ELGINPALATE Likes this wine: 98 points

Extraordinary wine. The finest white ever tasted. Incredible nose gently gliding into a symphony of creamy pineapple, citrus, vanilla and honeydew.
Full mouthfeel with a long and varying finish. Each bottle better over the past year.

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Red

2009 Orin Swift The Prisoner

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

6/5/2015 - travelme Likes this wine: 89 points

A little harsh upon opening but mellowed considerably after a short decant. 15.2% alc and you can get a hint of it throughout each sip. Not a big Zinfandel fan in general so I may be a little biased against it overall from that perspective. I liked it....it was good but nothing to rush out and buy. I would recommend something else especially at this price point to others looking for a good high quality zin. Still have three left so hopeful the others might be a little more in sync upon opening.

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White

2012 Orin Swift Mannequin

Napa Valley Chardonnay Blend, Chardonnay more

6/5/2015 - ghostshark Does not like this wine: NR

Somehow boozy and watery at the same time. Like an iced cocktail that sat on the bar too long. Really didn't like this.

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