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2016 Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert

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March 24, 2024 - $47



94+ The Wine Advocate

...comes bounding out of the glass with notes of raspberry pie, blackberry preserves and fruitcake with touches of hoisin and Chinese five spice plus and waft of underbrush.

90Wine Spectator

A bruiser of a blend, combining gutsy blackberry and licorice flavors, with accents of sandalwood, smoky anise and cracked pepper.


2016 Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert

Dave Phinney founded Orin Swift by producing Zinfandels. But after many Zinfandel vintages he decided in 2009 to take a break from Zinfandel and focus on other wines. With the 2016 vintage, however, Phinney once again released the varietal that got him in the business by offering 8 Years in the Desert, a Zinfandel-based blend produced in very limited quantities in an eight-bottle edition.

Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and a small percentage of other red varietals.