The 2017 Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, dark, and decadent. This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a seamless assortment of classic Napa Cabernet aromas, such as black cherries, chaparral, and a touch of intriguing butterscotch. On the palate, the wine is tastefully expressive with ripe raspberry, crème caramel, bay leaf, and both red and black currant. Carrying its own weight through the finish, the wine's prominent tannins will soften over time.
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc (percentages not specified)
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Aging: 12 months, French oak barrels, 38% new
90 Points - Wine Advocate
"Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with a little Syrah and Merlot, the 2017 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 12 months in oak (38% new). Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up expressive notions of baked plums, unsmoked cigars, Black Forest cake and crème de cassis with hints of wild sage, menthol and vanilla pod. Full-bodied and decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate has a firm, chewy texture and lovely freshness, finishing earthy. 400 cases were made." -LPB, 4/30/20