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Bottle Price $31.99
Year 2016
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country United States

Product Code: 2511807

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The wines of Orin Swift come to us from the genius of David Phinney. Phinney is undoubtedly one of the great young creative minds in all of wine. Many of you will know him from the hugely successful wine Orin Swift The Prisoner. Phinney is not only making some of the finest in California but is also making wine all over the world with huge success. The man has the Midas touch when it comes to blending wine and the guy is fanatical when it comes to quality declassifying vintage after vintage if he is not happy. He makes big, rich, hedonistic style reds of the highest order. I have been touting the greatness of the 2013 vintage in Napa. It is a truly great vintage of our time getting 98pts by Parker the highest rating he has ever given a vintage and all the experts agree. Today I have Phinney's spectacular 2016 Orin Swift Mannequin Chardonnay that got a monster 96pts by Parker and is by far the highest scoring California white in ages by Parker. The wine is sourced from very carefully selected site from all over Northern California. Phinney just destroyed it in 2016 with this wine. The wine is 76% Chardonnay with small amounts of white Rhone varietals to add even more weight and richness to this white. If you love rich, round Cali Chard this wine will blow you away and matched with the price, an absolute run-away buy.

96pts Parker

Parker, “The 2016 Proprietary White Mannequin, which draws fruit from diverse regions of Northern California such as the Carneros Basin and the Sonoma Coast, is actually a blend of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 6% Marsanne, 5% Grenache Blanc, 3% Muscat and 2% Roussanne. This is amazing wine, a gorgeous, full-throttle, honeyed wine with a light-gold color, oodles of tropical fruits including pineapple and mango, rose petal and floral notes, and beautifully integrated oak (aged in 40% new French oak on its lees for 11 months). It is a magnificent, full-throttle, exuberant dry white to drink over the next 3-4 years.
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.”

Dazzling straw-gold in color, the wine serves up superrich aromas of ripe pineapple, vanilla bean, raw coconut, and honeyed lemon. The entry is supremely lush with complex flavors of roasted fig, apricot, green apple, and orchard fruit. Further, the wine’s energetic profile leads to stunning mineral notes, flint, exotic spice, and lemongrass framed in roasted marshmallow. The abundant richness remains through the finish with clarity and length, while supported with a youthful brightness.

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