Red

2017 Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert

Zinfandel Blend

  • USA
  • California
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Community Tasting Notes 95

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 10, 2020 - I echo another recent tasting note that was posted here. I was disappointed in earlier bottle of this wine. It has finally evolved to what I expected.....a deep/dark/decadent wine. I might even be selling the numerical rating short because of my prior experience.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • winetoxgeek Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 7, 2020 - Worth the wait! Enjoyed it with and without food.

    3 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • WineAttic Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 27, 2020 - This is getting better with time. The fruit has faded since a year ago just a bit more. The foundation is there for this to turn really good in a few more years I bet. I'm still not interested in incrementing my score, but will revisit in another year and see how it's doing. It's going to go to 92-93 for sure--the question is how long we have to wait for it to get there. My best guess is about 2022-2023. Hopefully COVID will be gone by then.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • GalenP Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 25, 2020 - Two hour decant plus three hours plus of drinking this one and I was pleasantly surprised. Dark fruit, nice level of tannin on the short finish. Not special but pretty good, and I was disappointed with the first bottle just after release. Aging nicely and should have a long window.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • CourtlyDoc Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 17, 2020 - On the nose, dark cherries and leather.
    On the palate, An explosion of dark cherries with the briefest hint of pepper on the palate.
    This has very definitely only improved with one more year of cellaring!
    Tonight we had it with mediterranean naan bread pizza, Great with carmelized onions with garlic, kalamata olives,
    Sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese. Arugula added generously after it comes out of the oven, and then all is dressed with truffle oil. A perfect pairing. This also was wonderful with dark chocolate with cherries. Chill bumps and groans of delight all around.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Orin Swift
  • Varietal Zinfandel Blend
  • Designation 8 Years in the Desert
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California
  • UPC Codes 000004233343, 000004577157, 000004644729, 000004688396, 000004944553, 009999900964, 085000026700, 091882767662, 246266271949, 859369001537

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,834 (63%)
  • Consumed 2,290 (37%)

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BBQ, Tuna

Who Likes This Wine

93% Like It  104 votes

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