Orin Swift Cellars
“A magnificent wine, and quite compelling, is Dave Phinney’s 2013 Proprietary Red Abstract, from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Amador and El Dorado counties. It is largely a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Stunningly opaque to the rim, with notes of blackberry, black cherry, strawberry jam, spring flowers, camphor and incense, the wine is full-bodied, unctuously textured and beautifully put together, with no hint of heat or new oak.”
– Wine Advocate
“Bold and loaded with personality. Aromas of wild berry, cracked pepper and licorice lead to rich, complex flavors of black cherry, dark Asian spice and cinnamon. Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Drink now through 2023.”
– Wine Spectator
aromas of wild berry, floral scents, and caramelized oak are present immediately. rich and layered, with a commanding entry, leading to notes of blackberry, plum, mocha and spice. wholly generous on the mid-palate with requisite acidity to complement the exotic mix of flavors. focused and refined finish.