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Orin Swift

Orin Swift Cellars is in St. Helena, Napa Valley. It was founded in 1998 by David Swift Phinney, who named it after his father, Orin, and his mother, whose maiden name was Swift. Phinney at first purchased grapes and did custom crushes, but he now owns about 400 acres of vineyards in northern California and more in the South of France. He makes a number of blends, notably The Prisoner, a Zinfandel-based wine that often earns high ratings from reviewers. With unusual labels and names, his blends range from traditional Bordeaux blends to white wine such as the 2010 Mannequin, made of Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon, Muscat and Marsanne.

2014 Orin Swift Machete

Light label condition issue

RP  96   
WS  94   
WS  #6 of 2016   

2007 Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  93+    

2018 Orin Swift Papillon

Light capsule condition issue

WA  94