ORIN SWIFT WINERY 2014 ORIN SWIFT PALERMO
"The 2013 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine has wonderful notes of spring flowers, espresso bean, black cherry and blackberry fruit, a touch of toast, licorice and forest floor. It is opaque purple, with wonderful purity, sweetness and an expansive, full-throttle mouthfeel. It was aged only 10 months in French oak, of which 35% was new, and the finished alcohol is 15.5%. This brilliant wine should drink well for 15-20 years." Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94 points (2013 vintage)
|Wine maker notes
|The spirit of Palermo resides in an allegorical catacomb that stands to honor the past, cloaked in deference to the vine, and strives to artfully frame what the harvest yields every year. As time has passed, we have carefully assembled a diverse network of vineyards to work with, in an ongoing effort to challenge ourselves to make better wines. Palermo is such a result incarnate from our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon program, which includes Mercury Head and Papillon. The wine represents years of experimentation with different lots, varying grape maturity levels, complex French cooperage programs, and some proprietary intuition, which we simply refer to as “separate among equal parts.” These choice components have been faithfully blended for the third vintage of Palermo, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley.