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Orin Swift Eight Years In The Desert Zinfandel 2020

California

Sale price
HK$468   each
Regular price
RRP HK$590 
Multi Buy Price
HK$428  in any 6+
Multi Buy Discount Percentage
27% off rrp
49 available

Palate Profile

Bright violet in the glass, the 2020 8 Years in the Desert is the epitome of Orin Swift's style. As it’s being poured, the aromatics hit squarely on the nose with a perception of sweetness: pure brambly raspberry juice and blueberry preserves with a hint of white pepper and High Sierra forest floor. Yet, the perceived sweetness on the nose is just that, perceived, and doesn’t carry through to the palate. Lush and enveloping with a beam of acidity, notes of blackberry pie, plum and kirsch flourish. Ultra-round tannins and lingering raspberry, the wine finishes in slow-motion.

Critic Awards

The exact proportions and origins of the 2020 Zinfandel Blend 8 Years in the Desert are deliberately kept fuzzy by the winery, but the wine does include Petite Sirah, Syrah and Barbera in addition to Zin. Full-bodied and open-knit, it adds briary, herbal notes on the palate, plus a bit of cracked pepper. Soft, dusty tannins mark the finish, along with hints of mocha and bittersweet chocolate.

Region and Grapes

Region; California
Grape: Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah
ABV: 16.1%

Cellaring Potential

Drink now through 2030

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