Orin Swift 2019 8 Years in the Desert

$ 49.99

Winemaker Notes

Zinfandel started this entire journey for Orin Swift. Two tons in ?97 that stuck and since then, it hasn’t gotten much easier. It would become a common occur- rence for years because of the difficulty fermenting Zinfandel in our style; its humbling in many ways. But every year, we get better. The 2019 Zinfandel was blessed with ideal growing conditions across the state, similar to the 2018 it- eration. Syrah and Petite Sirah also ben- efited from the growing season. Sourced from premier California growing regions, the 2019 8 Years in the Desert is a quintessential exemplar of drinkability, perceived sweetness and complexity.

Critical Acclaim

RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Zinfandel Blend 8 Years in the Desert delivers notions of stewed plums, baked raspberries and fruitcake with hints of powdered cinnamon, clove oil, tree bark, hoisin and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of ripe, spicy black and red fruits, supported by chewy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and earthy.