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2014 Orin Swift US Red Blend "Abstract"

Winery: Orin Swift

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Abstract"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: Grenache, Petite Sirah & Syrah

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 28,000

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: December 21, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored wine from Orin Swift is very good. It opens with flinty blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a cassis and plum blend with notes of blackberry and hints of minerality and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a little bit. This wine would pair well with braised short ribs. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: An alluring inky-purple achievement, the 2014 Abstract is replete with a vivid nose of red and black stone fruits, candied cherry, cassis, dried floral notes, and sweet oak accents. Fleshy and spirited, the wine evolves into a very complex flavor profile of dark berry preserve, raspberry jam, Asian spices, mocha, chaparral, and a hint of crushed rock minerality. An underlying acidity leads to a graceful and fine tannin chain that is seemingly endless.

Organic status: not organic

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