2018 Orin Swift '8 years in the Desert' Label 2

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When Dave Phinney left Prisoner Wine Company he agreed not to make Zinfandel for 8 years. Well after leaving us wandering in a desert sans Phinney Zin for 8 long years, we have this delicious offering. This is the second vintage of 8 Years, and it is loaded with black fruits, currant, spice, and Herb de Provence. End your Zinfandel drought today!

It's long been official – Dave Phinney of Orin Swift is a phenomenon. Whether it's the throngs of people we see jammed in his Saint Helena tasting room all summer long, or the constant stream of great press about his projects – not just in Napa, but around the world – this guy is on a serious roll. The fire that he sparked with The Prisoner shows no sign of abating. Phinney's genius was simply to perfect and popularize something that already had deep roots in California wine: the "mixed blacks" wine of yore—sweet-fruited, dark as night, served in a whiskey tumbler. His wines are unapologetically ripe, hedonistic, and just plain delicious. Simple as that.

Red Blend
Dave Phinney
8 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 30% new
Total Varietal Composition %:
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle