"Bring it" Red 2018
Joe Swick stopped in about a month ago to pour his current releases for us, and very unlike that unfortunate day last week, we enjoyed them all.
Joe is a 5th generation Oregonian, born and raised in Portland. He got into the wine business working as a shipping/receiving clerk working at a specialty organic food store in Portland, where he was able to taste a lot of different wines and meet a lot of Oregonian winemakers. He worked his first harvest in 2003 in Oregon, and from then until 2012 he worked 15 different harvests, traveling all over the world as far as Tasmania, France, Portugal, and Italy. Joe returned to Oregon in 2013 to start Swick Wines in the Willamette Valley. He works only with sustainable or organically farmed vineyards that are not irrigated, from cooler climate locations. Many of the wines have zero sulfur added, a direction Joe is excited to continue pursuing.
"Bring It", Joe's go-to house wine is a crazy but enticing blend of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Malbec & Graciano, perfect for enjoying daily. We know the name "Bring It" sounds intimidating however; we believe winemaker Joe Swick has brought it with this very unusual blend. This velvety red entices the nostrils with hints of blackberries, tobacco and eucalyptus. On the palate this wine showcases beautiful flavors of plum, raspberries and slight mint that give way to smooth tannins.