Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, USA

Palermo is another beautiful wine by cult winery Orin Swift, a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

As well as being a genius winemaker, Dave Phinney is a visually creative person too. All his striking labels are his ideas, the way of express himself and his wines through visuals instead of words. Palermo's label is a real Capuchin priest, one of a series of images taken by National Geographic photographer Vincent J. Musi in the womb of a 16th-century catacomb in Palermo, Sicily. The stark, powerful image captures the essence of – and Phinney's reverence for – the Cabernet Sauvignon in the wine.

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Wine Type: Red Producer: Orin Swift Appellation: Napa Valley Region: California Style: Bold and Structured Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Country: United States Vintage: 2014 Alcohol Content: 15% Allergens: Contains Sulfites Content: 750ml

(€72,67 / litre)


91 points, Robert Parker; "I tasted three Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines from Orin Swift. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo, all Napa Valley fruit and a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with a little Merlot and Malbec, was aged only 10 months in 35% new French oak. Bottled early to accentuate its fruit, this wine has soft, low-acid flavors, plenty of crème de cassis, chocolate and tobacco leaf, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a long finish. It should drink well for the next 10-15 years, perhaps longer."

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