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Orin Swift Slander Pinot Noir 2020 750ml
SKU: 34315

Orin Swift Slander Pinot Noir 2020

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Category Red Wine
Origin California
Brand Orin Swift
Alcohol/vol 15.3%
Pale ruby in the glass, the wine opens with no-fuss aromatics of bright strawberry, candied cherry, crushed gravel, wet brick, white pepper and brushed violet. Enveloping in a sophisticated, elegant manner, the palate has similar tones to the nose with some black cherry and a touch of minerality. Vibrant and energetic through the finish, the wine closes with a pleasant vein of acidity, capable of myriad pairings.
Wine Advocate
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The 2020 Pinot Noir Slander includes fruit from Sonoma and the Sta Rita Hills AVA. It spent nine months in roughly 50% new French oak, yet it still shows delicate floral (rose) notes and ripe cherries, but with dark overtones of mocha. Full-bodied and softly dusty in feel, it still seems a bit clumsy and oversized to this taster, although it does deliver plenty of flavor.

Joe Czerwinski, May 31, 2022
Wine Spectator
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Plump and direct, offering mulled black cherry and plum notes, with dashes of sweet toast and licorice. Drink now. 4,140 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2022