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2008 Orin Swift - Saldo Zinfandel - USA - California - Red

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USA - California

Red Zinfandel
Producer Notes

Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while Dave Phinney was studying abroad at the University of Florence. When he returned to the States, he worked his first harvest for the Robert Mondavi Winery on the nightshift. The next year, he started Orin Swift Cellars with two tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes.

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2015 VF: 2010-2018

Author trilind
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.444%
Tasted On 03/23/2013

rich deep dark fruits

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 91.346%
Tasted On 09/07/2012
Drink Dates 2010-2015
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Author Southbound Union
Site / Blog  Trust Rating 93.697%
Tasted On 08/24/2012
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Author A Howells
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/01/2011
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Author Yamadori
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.703%
Tasted On 11/23/2011
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Author adamg
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94%
Tasted On 02/07/2011

full bodied, raspberry and chocolate notes. a bit hot on the finish (not surprising considering it is 15.5%). still quite good though.

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Author tk01
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.811%
Tasted On 01/09/2011
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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.693%
Tasted On 01/03/2011

Very brambly; some herbal mixture. Needs some time.

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Author Bud2123
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.141%
Tasted On 12/04/2010
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/24/2010

Another wonderful creation by Orin Swift. The Saldo zinfandel was well built, stylish, and delicious. The nose was big with aromas of spicy blackberry. The palate was round and juicy with flavors of black cherry and licorice framed by subtle toasted oak. Overall, the wine was rich, ripe, and full-bodied with soft tannins and a memorable midpalate. The finish was soft, lush, and lingered. An absolute joy.

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Author ebgreenb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.939%
Tasted On 05/01/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2015

So-so Zin with nothing special to say about it at this point. No major flaws, but there's lots better stuff on the shelves everywhere.

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