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Red Blends

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Deep, intensely flavorful and velvet-smooth, our 2020 Apothic Crush is a luscious Red Blend brimming with appealing fruit character. Ripe black cherry, wild blackberry and raspberry fruit notes are layered on the inviting palate with toffee and milk chocolate. The long, lingering finish adds hints of rich, silky caramel. A blend of Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, this is a Crush that demands to be shared. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes</b><br> We selected the majority of the grapes for Apothic Crush from Lodi and other bold regions in California’s Central Valley. Lodi is known as a producer of intensely concentrated, silky textured fruit. California’s 2020 vintage experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Vintage 2020 in California shows vibrant acidity and concentrated flavors. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes</b><br> We harvested a majority of the grapes for our Apothic Crush at night in cool temperatures to preserve the character of the fruit. The Pinot Noir was cold soaked for 1-2 days, then fermented between 80° to 85°F. The other varieties were fermented between 86° to 90° F. To create a silky mouthfeel and toasted caramel characteristics, we aged the blend in a mixture of French and American oak.

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It's rare to find a wine from the Napa Valley composed of all five Bordeaux-style varietals, but for many years, that has been Papillon's focus. The raw strength and prestige of Cabernet Sauvignon buttressed by the opulence of Merlot, the spiciness of Cabernet Franc, the depth of Malbec and the sheer unctuousness of Petit Verdot come together seamlessly. The 2021 Papillon is sourced from Napa Valley growers we've worked with for decades-Stagecoach Vineyard, Indian Joe, Morisoli Vineyard and even a touch from the Monte Rosso Vineyard over on Moon Mountain, just to name a few. <br><br><i>Our good friend and fellow winemaker, Greg Gorman, photographed the label.</i><br><br> The 2021 Papillon fills the glass with an unmistakable dark crimson, a flash of neon purple and a ruby rim. Tears move glacially and the wine opens with aromatics of boysenberry jam, violets, chocolate covered blueberry and hints of Cara Cara rind, graphite and brioche. The entry and mid-palate are bright throughout with considerable weight-tones of cassis, blackberry and baking spices flourish. Enveloping texture, chalky, drying tannins and an enduring finish bows out the wine.
Lolli Sweet Spiked 750ML

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Fruity. Loud. Juicy like Saturday night. Lolli Sweet Spiked is a pop of flavor for moments that call for something bolder. A spiked rich red blend with hints of caramelized orange. Best served chilled, over ice with a side of fruit.

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In the famed book, The Count of Monte Cristo, protagonist Edmond Dantes arrives to Marseille on a ship named ‘Pharaon.’ The word’s etymological roots and context since inspired Dave Phinney’s philosophy and the reserve wine for Department 66. Aromas of sweet oak, dark chocolate liqueur and Tahitian vanilla are complemented by ripe plum and herbal sage notes. Savory red fruit flavors of boysenberry and rhubarb fill the palate and blend with a glimpse of schist and minerality. Firm tannins are primed for extended aging while lingering acidity extends the finish across the palate.

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The 2021 Apothic Red is a rich Zinfandel-led Red blend with red silky, smooth layers of black cherry, boysenberry and black pepper. Syrah and Merlot add intriguing notes of ripe blueberry and boysenberry, while a mix of other red varieties add dimension and depth with hints of spice. Soft and plush on the palate, the long finish brings vanilla and mocha characteristics, a reflection of the selective oak aging used to enhance and support the wine’s elegant appeal. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes</b><br> We selected the majority of the grapes for Apothic Red from the Lodi and Central Valley areas in California. We sourced the Zinfandel from Lodi, a premium producer of intensely concentrated, silky textured fruit. California’s 2021 growing season was cool and mild, excellent conditions for developing mature, layered fruit. A heat spell in August resulted in an earlier than average harvest. Wines from this vintage showcase vibrant acidity and concentrated flavors. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes</b><br> Red was our first Apothic release: a daringly bold and original blend of California-grown red grapes that created a phenomenon. Grapes for 2021 Apothic Red were de-stemmed, with a portion selected for whole-cluster fermentation. We fermented the wine for five to seven days in a combination of cone-sweep and upright tanks at a temperature averaging 85-88°F. Across all lots, we exercised meticulous temperature control to maximize the extraction of color and dark fruit notes.

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The Gravity Red Blend is named for a remote, hard-to-reach block on a lower slope of the Monte Rosso Vineyard. Its location on the edge of a canyon yields grapes with exceptional intensity. Decadent dark fruit notes of plum and black raspberry are balanced with a plethora of supporting players – hints of cinnamon, cedar, graphite and pepper add dimension and complexity to this strikingly rich red blend.

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Blending trials for Machete are amongst the favorite for each vintage. A Petite Sirah-based wine, the trial tastings leave everyone with purple teeth and a puckered palate. It can also be the most exhausting. However, after various tastings and blend iterations, the 2020 Machete is true to the style of being approachable for the highly tannic and visceral varietal. Prominent vineyards across the state make up the blend including the Frei Ranch, Barrelli, Snows Lake, Monte Rosso, Dark Horse, Stones Throw, Zaca Mesa and Summerwind vineyards. <br><br> A dark mauve core with a neon purple rim, the wine stains everything. Opening aromatics on the 2020 Machete are gorgeous immediately: ripe pluot, carne asada, new cowboy boots, lilacs, espresso bean and wet concrete. On the palate, layers upon layers reveal themselves, from a plum galette topped with fior di latte gelato to 85% cacao dark chocolate to barbequed tri-tip and sweet oak. Puckering tannins to finish, the wine closes on a high note with a touch of blood orange zest and lingering acidity.

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Our 2019 Ghost Pines Red Blend is a smooth, deeply complex wine from some of the most acclaimed growing regions in California. Rich hues of ruby show in the glass, leading to aromas of boysenberry, Bing cherry and grilled plum. The rich fruit notes translate to the mouthfeel with notes of raspberry ganache, and underlying layers of spice and toasted oak. Chewy tannins carry through to a long, gratifying finish.
Brancaia TRE Red Blend V20 750ML

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TRE stands for its three grape varieties Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as for its three Tuscan vineyards (Maremma, Castellina and Radda in Chianti). The assemblage is dominated by Sangiovese with 70 percent, but Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon also bring their charm with 15% each. This well-structured, medium-bodied wine is aged for twelve months before it is bottled. Two thirds of the expansion takes place in French tonneaux and one in cement. This elegant, well-structured cuvée offers plenty of drinking pleasure now or later and goes well with every kitchen. “There is no better entry-level wine than this,” says Monica Larner (for Robert Parker) with reference to the TRE 2014. And James Suckling states: “Really delicious, really juicy, with wonderful aromas of red fruits.” <br><br> Ideal with: pasta and rice dishes, light roasted or sautéed meat, poultry, fried or grilled fish. Our favorite: with Vitello Tonnato with fresh capers.

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The depth and complexity of this wine are immediately apparent with a rush of crushed black cherry, fraises des bois, and wild mushroom on the nose. The palate opens, layer upon plush layer, with raspberry, strawberry, and lingonberry, all held beautifully in focus by integrated polished tannins. <br><br> Jayson Red Wine is a distinctive blend from some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards, crafted to express each vintage with intensity and richness. With vintage 2020, fruit was sourced primarily from Atlas Peak, supported by fruit grown in the renowned Stagecoach Vineyard and other exceptional Napa Valley sites. Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted before undergoing fermentation in stainless steel tanks to enhance its fruit profile and retain bright acidity. The wine was then racked to 65% new French oak barrels for 15 months of aging.

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We have incorporated some of the best regions in France, drawing upon our network of growers from Rhone, Roussillon, and Bordeaux. Our commitment to quality has enabled us to secure fruit from exceptional old vine blocks in revered sub-appellations. <br><br> <b>Blend</b><br> Grenache, Syrah, and assorted Bordeaux varietals <br><br> <b>Winemaker Notes</b><br> A dominant nose of red raspberries and wild strawberries, which leads into notes of cranberry, cherry, and rhubarb compote. The wine is fresh and lively with bright acidity, smooth texture, and chewy tannins. <br><br> <b>Aging</b><br> Barrel aged 10 months prior to release

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Apothic 2019 Inferno is a <i>Red Wine with a Whiskey Soul</i>. Aging some of the wine in whiskey barrels adds an intriguing dimension of maple and spice to Inferno’s dark layers of black plum and blackberry. The palate intensifies with notes of dried cherry and toasty vanilla, then leads to a long, warm finish. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes</b><br> The 2019 growing season started later than usual in California. Spring rain and cooling temperatures extended ripening time for the grapes. As a result, the grapes ripened more slowly and developed full flavors and acidity. Harvest 2019 produced slightly lower yields of fruit with concentrated flavor and optimal balance. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes</b><br> Apothic Inferno is first oak aged 2-4 months, then aged an additional 60 days in whiskey barrels to give a unique flavor profile that is expressed in the bottle.

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Provided with a wide assortment of microclimates and soil profiles to exploit, California can be a winemaker's dream. We navigated the famed appellations of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and the Sierra foothills to reach our goal of creating a blend that showcases the best of the Golden State. <br><br> <b>Blend</b><br> Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Syrah, Malbec, Grenache <br><br> <b>Winemaker Notes</b><br> A diverse set of aromas present themselves—blueberry compote, maraschino cherries, brambly raspberry and a touch of licorice and tomato leaf. The palate is silky smooth, almost slippery, with bursting flavors of ripe strawberry, red plum, kirsch and graham cracker. Chalky tannins and a long-structured finish round out the wine. <br><br> <b>Aging</b><br> Barrel aged 10 months in French oak barrels

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This is an exceptional red blend that unites two regions into a single, harmonious wine. Luscious and lingering, with hints of raspberry, plum and dark cherry that seamlessly layer with notes of butterscotch, toasted oak and chocolate-covered strawberries. The smooth finish is long and flavorful.
Lolli Sweet Red Blend 750ML

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It's the perfect clash and complement of old and new to make something fresh. Sweet at the core with a rebellious streak. Lolli Sweet Red Blend is elegant, sweet and juicy with ripe blackberry and blueberry with a smooth and fruity finish.

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Being stranded in a desert leaves a lot to be desired — how to get back home, where to find food, water and shelter, and thoughts of survival. For eight years in the early 2010s, Orin Swift Cellars was barred from making any Zinfandel wines. From the grape that started everything OSC, the ‘desert’ gave us an opportunity to explore the diverse range of California’s grape varietals. But, as soon as those eight years were up, we had a plan in place to pay homage to our home. The 2021 Eight Years in the Desert marks the sixth iteration of our return to the world of Zinfandel. <br><br> A deep maroon core with a ruby rim, the 2021 Eight Years in the Desert opens with aromas of wild blackberry, pepper, oatmeal raisin cookie, Sequoia forest floor, bay leaf and spices. The entry is broad and opulent with a mid-palate of brambly raspberry, black cherry, ripe blueberry and a hint of cacao. The wine has superb length through the finish with ripe tannins and a close of sweet oak.

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Curl up near the fire with our darkest red. With layers of blackberry fruit, ripe blueberries and warm threads of chocolate and vanilla, Dark Horse Double Down Red Blend is victorious when paired with a bold, juicy steak or rich, chocolate desserts.

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Opens with aromatic notes of tobacco, cigar box, and ripe plum, and leads to an opulent palate of dark berries, earth, hints of spice, and sweet tobacco with a lengthy, luscious finish.

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One of many definitions of the word, abstract, is a summary of something larger, encompassing the crucial elements, making it easy to comprehend on the fly. Abstract, in its own way, is an abstract of our winemaking mission and ethos at Orin Swift. It will always have our signature approach, comprised of fruit from quality vineyards across California and creates conversations-be it about the wine or the label. For those new to Orin Swift, Abstract is a beloved starting point on a journey with us. <br><br> <b>WINEMAKER'S NOTES</b><br> An opaque purple core with a glowing mauve rim, the 2021 Abstract brings forth opening aromas of muddled blue and blackberries with a frame of dark chocolate brownie and seasoned leather. The wine enters with class, being soft and lush, with notes of ripe plum, boysenberry and Santa Maria tri-tip. Grippy, chewy tannins, the wine closes with pleasing sarsaparilla and blackcurrant.

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The 2020 Apothic Dark is a bold red blend with daring depths of black plum, fig and blackberry with accents of boysenberry jam. Deep garnet shows in the glass, opening with aromas of black raspberry and cocoa. A plush mouthfeel offers undercurrents of black cherry with hints of licorice that pull through to a long, spice-tinged finish. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes</b><br> California’s 2020 growing season experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Vintage 2020 in California shows vibrant acidity and concentrated flavor. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes</b><br> We harvested a majority of the grapes for the Apothic Dark at night in cool temperatures to preserve the character of the fruit. We fermented these selected varieties between 86° to 88°F. To create a silky mouthfeel and hints of dark chocolate and spice, we aged the blend in a mixture of French and American oak.

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As its name suggests, Dark Horse Big Red Blend offers big, bold fruit aromas of jammy dark fruit, toasted oak with juicy notes of raspberry and brown spice.
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