ORIN SWIFT CELLARS 'ABSTRACT' RED, CALIFORNIA 2020
Varietals: Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Grenache
Tastes Like: Lush red fruits accented by fragrant notes of spicy cigar, black tea, and cherry.
Pairs With: Hamburgers and Fries, A Mountaintop View of Napa Valley
What the Pros Say: Wine Advocate - 91 Points "While the exact blend of the 2020 Proprietary Red Abstract hasn't been disclosed, winemaker Dave Phinney allows that he starts with Grenache and builds on that, usually with Syrah and Petite Sirah. The wine also includes some Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. The wine offers up scents of black cherries, accented by garrigue-like herbs and spice, including a hint of lavender. It's full-bodied without being heavy, rather open-knit and easy to drink, with a long finish that's both mouthwatering and gently dusty. I wouldn't bet on cellaring it for a decade, but it's delicious now, so why wait?"