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Orin Swift Locations Series F-1 French Red (2011) (750ML) FR Flag In Stock - Limited Qty
Orin Swift Locations Series F-1 French Red (2011)  (750ML)
90 WA
"The Locations F-1 (2011) from France is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and assorted Bordeaux varieties, with most of the Grenache coming from the Roussillon and the Syrah from the Rhone. Fermented in oak and aged ten months prior to release, it boasts a deep ruby/purple color along with loads of graphite and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of toast and forest floor. This complex, sexy, opulent, medium to full-bodied red is a true head-turner. Exuberant and flamboyant, it can be drunk over the next 2-3 years...90" WA 8/13 "These two wines require an explanation. This new project, called Locations, is the brainchild of Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars. It is anti-vintage and anti-terroir, but most importantly, bullish on quality. Essentially, what Phinney is doing is making the finest wine possible from different grape varieties grown in different regions, in this case France and Spain. This project is not limited to these two countries and in the future will include Italy, South America and the United States, and possibly Australia, New Zealand, etc. Phinney has accessed some terrific fruit for these two debut releases, and, at these prices, no one will be unhappy with these wines. Of course, if you’re going to yak terroir, transparency, and all the insufferable and pretentious wine speak that makes some wine tastings unbearable, these offerings will not “float your boat.” However, from a qualitative standpoint, they are top red wines. There are 40,000 cases of each wine and presumably the market will let us know if they are consistent from bottle to bottle. If that’s the case, these wines could be some of the finest values money can buy. Doug Polaner is his name, and high quality wines in all price ranges is his game. I have been tasting with Polaner over a number of years, and these notes represent his very finest value selections."
Product #: 375839

Bottle Price: $18.50
Case Price: $222.00



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