Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateA spectacular wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Taplin and Morisoli vineyards and several Atlas Peak vineyards, aged 18 months in 50% new French oak. There are 5,461 cases of this wine. The wine is a classic, broad-shouldered, compelling Cabernet Sauvignon with beautiful blueberry and crème de cassis fruit, Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, white chocolate notes and a hint of graphite and background toast. It is ripe, full-bodied, pure, multidimensional and a mouthful of succulent Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 20+ years.
Wine Spectator Lightly floral, with plum, lavender, currant and blackberry notes. Lively and spicy, veering toward a more tannic presence but not at the expense of pure, lively flavors. Ends with a gravelly aftertaste. Drink now through 2026. 5,000 cases made.