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    Bi!! Guest

    Default 2007 Orin Swift Saldo Zinfandel

    I had an opportunity to taste the new Zin release from Orin Swift (The
    Prisoner, Mercurey Head, Pappillon) made by Dave Phinney. The fruit
    is sourced from virtually every major Zin area in California and from
    many famous Zin producing vineyards. It's a blend of 85% zin, 10%
    syrah and 5% petite syrah. This is a big wine, quite juicy and ripe
    with a fair amount of new oak but it seemed very well balanced and had
    enough heritage zin flavors to remind me of what I used to like about
    zin. A bit of wild berry and peppery spice. It's priced at between
    $25-$30 and it's a lot of wine for the price. It needs a little time
    to come together but I would drink it fairly young to enjoy the ripe
    fruity character. "B+/A-"

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    Lawrence Leichtman Guest

    Default Re: 2007 Orin Swift Saldo Zinfandel

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    "Bi!!" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I had an opportunity to taste the new Zin release from Orin Swift (The
    > Prisoner, Mercurey Head, Pappillon) made by Dave Phinney. The fruit
    > is sourced from virtually every major Zin area in California and from
    > many famous Zin producing vineyards. It's a blend of 85% zin, 10%
    > syrah and 5% petite syrah. This is a big wine, quite juicy and ripe
    > with a fair amount of new oak but it seemed very well balanced and had
    > enough heritage zin flavors to remind me of what I used to like about
    > zin. A bit of wild berry and peppery spice. It's priced at between
    > $25-$30 and it's a lot of wine for the price. It needs a little time
    > to come together but I would drink it fairly young to enjoy the ripe
    > fruity character. "B+/A-"


    I have three bottles and I thought I would hold them a while. Maybe not.

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: 2007 Orin Swift Saldo Zinfandel

    On Apr 14, 12:48�pm, Lawrence Leichtman <la...@lleichtman.org> wrote:
    > In article
    > <175b3185-66dc-4d31-b0d3-869a7f40a...@g17g2000vbi.googlegroups.com>,
    >
    > �"Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    > > I had an opportunity to taste the new Zin release from Orin Swift (The
    > > Prisoner, Mercurey Head, Pappillon) made by Dave Phinney. �The fruit
    > > is sourced from virtually every major Zin area in California and from
    > > many famous Zin producing vineyards. �It's a blend of 85% zin, 10%
    > > syrah and 5% petite syrah. �This is a big wine, quite juicy andripe
    > > with a fair amount of new oak but it seemed very well balanced and had
    > > enough heritage zin flavors to remind me of what I used to like about
    > > zin. �A bit of wild berry and peppery spice. �It's priced at between
    > > $25-$30 and it's a lot of wine for the price. It needs a little time
    > > to come together but I would drink it fairly young to enjoy the ripe
    > > fruity character. "B+/A-"

    >
    > I have three bottles and I thought I would hold them a while. Maybe not.


    It's tough call. If you like the fresh deep ripe fruit character that
    many Zinfandel's have then I would opt for drinking now. It's big but
    balanced. I will probably drink a few over the next year then sit on
    the remaining bottles for a few years. I think of it as a good BBQ or
    grilling wine. Good with smoked pork ribs or grilled chicken and
    steak.

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