Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert

Posted on Posted in Tim's Wine Selections

Nothing like a great story to go with a great wine…Dave Phinney is the winemaker behind Prisoner and the Orin Swift brand. When Dave sold Prisoner, he signed an 8 year non-compete clause where he wasn’t allowed to produce another Zinfandel-based wine. This release is Dave’s return to Zinfandel. Like Prisoner, this is a red blend that is mainly Zinfandel. The reason I like this so much for Thanksgiving is due to the use of Petite Sirah and Syrah in the wine. For those guests who prefer a red wine to pair with the spices used in the traditional side dishes.

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