Orin Swift Abstract wine label
At Thistle & Thyme
When I dined at Thistle & Thyme this week, I perused the small wine list. It’s not especially extensive, but there are some interesting selections and I like that most of the wines are available by the glass or 9-ounce carafe. One of the most appealing wines on the restaurant’s list is Orin Swift Abstract 2017. I’d buy it for the fascinating label alone.
The wine’s label is made from more than 230 images that were collected over the years and assembled over a four week period. You can get lost in the label while sipping the scrumptious wine.
Orin Swift Wines
In my opinion, David Swift Phinney – founder and winemaker at Orin Swift wines – is one of the most talented and innovative wine producers in this country. According to the winemaker, Orin Swift Abstract “is, like the label, a collage of many different parts and pieces.”
It’s a red wine blend made with Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Syrah sourced from multiple vineyards and multiple appellations throughout California.
Aged for eight months in both old and new French oak, the wine offers abundant red fruit aromas – cherries, raspberries, and huckleberries, with flavors ranging from dark fruits to thyme and sweet cherry.
Give Orin Swift Abstract a try when you visit Thistle & Thyme restaurant or pick up a bottle at your favorite wine store.
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
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