2016 Orin Swift 'Mannequin' Chardonnay

$34.95
WA91+

Got a Rombauer, Frank Fam, or Cakebread fan in your life? Put this one in their glass and stand back for fireworks. The Wine Advocate loved its “delicate peach blossoms and ripe pear notes with hints of ginger, freshly baked bread and allspice. Full-bodied with a seductive oiliness to the texture, it fills the palate with spicy pears plus savory/toasty nuances, finishing long and perfumed.

It's long been official – Dave Phinney of Orin Swift is a phenomenon. Whether it's the throngs of people we see jammed in his Saint Helena tasting room all summer long, or the constant stream of great press about his projects – not just in Napa, but around the world – this guy is on a serious roll. The fire that he sparked with The Prisoner shows no sign of abating. Phinney's genius was simply to perfect and popularize something that already had deep roots in California wine: the "mixed blacks" wine of yore—sweet-fruited, dark as night, served in a whiskey tumbler. His wines are unapologetically ripe, hedonistic, and just plain delicious. Simple as that.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Dave Phinney
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
9 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 40% new
Appellation:
California
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1WOSW16CH3MANNEQUIN
WA91+

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chardonnay Mannequin has delicate peach blossoms and ripe pears notes with hints of ginger, freshly baked bread and allspice. Full-bodied with a seductive oiliness to the texture, it fills the palate with spicy pears plus savory/toasty nuances, finishing long and perfumed.