Orin Swift Palermo 2016 1.5L
Deep and luring aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry are intermingled with accents of star anise, five spice and freshly steeped black tea. The entry is smooth with a combination of cassis and blackberry with a satiating suppleness. Ultra round and soft, the wine finishes with reverberating length.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateBlended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc and aged for ten months in 35% new French oak, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon gives up notions of stewed plums, baked blackcurrants and mulberries with hints of tobacco, sautéed herbs and damp soil with a touch of forest floor. Full-bodied, firm and chewy, it gives loads of savory layers and has an herbal lift on the finish. 15,000 cases produced.
Wine SpectatorDelicate for this size, with a supple mix of loamy earth, red and dark berry, anise and oak flavors, this red maintains posture but loses velocity. Drink now through 2025. 20,000 cases made.