ORIN SWIFT 'PALERMO' CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CALIFORNIA 2020
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
What's so Special: This label features a photo of mummified 16th-century Cardinal in Palermo, Italy. The photo's sense of power, reverence and dignity is reflective of how their winemaker crafts Cabernet.
Tastes Like: A brooding red core with a rich cardinal hued rim, the wine opens with classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics—ripe cassis, sunburst raspberry, graphite and chapparal surrounded by a balanced frame of new oak. The bold aromatics translate onto the palate seamlessly with more cassis, red licorice, fresh fennel and mixed berry compote. Integrated yet prominent puckering tannins finish off the wine with a touch of lingering black tea.
Pairs With: Hamburgers and Fries, The View from Howell Mountain over Napa Valley (trust me, I've been there!)