Inky blue-purple in complexion, the wine bursts with a perfume of dark fruit, sage, acacia flowers, kirsch, and a hint of California chaparral. Voluptuous in texture, the wine is remarkably fresh on the palate with ripe blackberry, mulberry, roasted plum, black tea, and bitter chocolate. A sweet and soft tannin profile rounds out the finish, which lingers elegantly.
The story of Dave Phinny's Orin Swift winery is a tale of fitting of legend. Rising from perfect obscurity to create a classification of California wine that, depending on your opinion of the immigrant field blends, that had not been familiar with the mainstream wine consumer. The Zinfandel based red blend exploded in offerings after Orin Swift's Prisoner began its incredible rise to fame. From that initial idea to take grapes other than Cabernet & Merlot and create unconvential blends, Orin Swift now walks an enviable path of doing what they want. And what they want is to bring you wines of remarkable extraction and body with supple textures.