2014 Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon "Mercury Head"
Winery: Orin Swift
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mercury Head"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: February 2, 2017
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Cabernet Sauvignon is very very good. It opens with black cherry and black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a forward ripe cassis with notes of black licorice, oak and spice. I also detected hints of minerality and faint plum in background. It was pretty complex. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are a bit sticky and last for quite a while. This Cab would pair very well with a NY strip steak. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: An alluring hue of dark garnet sits in the glass, encircled by a glowing ruby rim. Immediate aromas of ripe black cherry, blueberry and classic cassis are supported by undertones of lavender, jasmine, sage, tobacco, cigar box and the slightest touch of anise. Rich and vibrant upon entry, flavors of dark plums, figs and black fruit transform into sweet vanilla and dark chocolate framed by velvety and plush tannins. The wine finishes with great length and a touch of acidity—an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from select vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Organic status: not organic
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