Winemaker's notes: Following the overture of I-1, we proudly offer the second act of Locations, Italia. With over 2000 indigenous grape varieties to select and compose a blend, an exhaustive search was undertaken to pay homage to this historic region. Maintaining the integrity of the land was paramount while simultaneously considering the end result of a dynamic and innovative wine. Powerful and rich fruit from Puglia (Torricella and Manduria) serves as the base with a lively vein of acidity from Barbera (Alba) that stabilizes things in just the right way.
A vibrant ruby, coral hue invites the nose and features intense aromas of dark fruits, spices, and wild flowers. On the palate, rich flavors of plums, black cherries and mineral components dominate the entry leading to layered nuances of currants and strawberry jam. e edges are soft and finishes clean with brightness.
Robert Parker: “Dave Phinney, better known for his winery called Orin Swift, is one of the more creative young minds in all of the world’s winedom. He is doing things that are far beyond his modest age and deserves to be commended for the brilliant individuality/singularity of all of his efforts.” And again from Robert Parker: “As of now, Dave Phinney might be my “value winemaker of the year” candidate. If there are better wines for under $20 a bottle in the world today, please share that information with the Wine Advocate.”
- Red Blend