Napa Valley, California
Wine Advocate 90 points! Very limited!
Orin Swift Palermo is a gorgeous Napa Valley Cab from gifted winemaker Dave Phinney. Owner of Orin Swift Cellars, Dave Phinney has come a long way since beginning his winemaking career with 2 tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes just a year out of college in 1998! Following big successes with wines such as Papillon and The Prisoner, Phinney has launched several new labels in recent vintages, including Abstract and Palermo. Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the excess grapes purchased to blend Mercury Head and Papillon, so this wine is a tremendous value.
"Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with a little Syrah and Merlot, the 2017 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 12 months in oak (38% new). Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up expressive notions of baked plums, unsmoked cigars, Black Forest cake and crème de cassis with hints of wild sage, menthol and vanilla pod. Full-bodied and decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate has a firm, chewy texture and lovely freshness, finishing earthy. 400 cases were made. Drink 2020-2031."-- Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 90 points!
Enjoy Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon with steak, lamb chops, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.