Eight Years in the Desert Red 2017
This is a long one -- but we are damn lucky to have any AT ALL to sell!! Gorgeous package, as always, and pedal-to-the-metal wine!! Very limited!
WHOA. We’re just going to put this bluntly: this is Dave Phinney’s “The Prisoner” reboot, bigger, badder and better. It’s a long story. We cannot relate it all here. There are some YouTube videos, and you can check it out on their website for the whole story, too. It is Dave’s return to Zinfandel-based blends, and if you thought you loved The Prisoner or any his much-loved wines from Orin-Swift and other projects of his, HOLD. ON. TO. YOUR. …ANYTHING!!
Did you get some? Good. Prepare to be blown away.
We’ll let winemaker Kevin Fox take the reins: “Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn dominate; time in glass exposes more—dark chocolate, fennel and High Sierra forest floor. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums and currants. More flavors add to the quality of the blend—a visceral minerality and fresh Herbs de Provence. Fully integrated with puckering tannins, the wine bows out with finesse.”
Lush, indeed. This is packed and stacked, brimming over with ripe, juicy Zin fruit. What a worthy return to form. To quote Dave: “Nothing has been spared on this project. The tank is empty; everything was left on the field. This is literally blood sweat and tears.”
Super-limited --- please jump on this ASAP. It is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED…!
Technical DetailsBlend: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah
Winemaker: David Phinney
Aging/Cooperage: Aged for 8 months in French Oak, 30% New
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