Orin Swift Sat 1/14

12 Jan Orin Swift Sat 1/14

Saturday, January 14
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

Join us to sample a lineup of wines from Orin Swift’s “Locations” series! These wines have been popular for years and we’re excited to pop the corks on new vintages and a few new blends! See what The Wine Advocate has to say about winemaker Dave Phinney:

“Dave Phinney 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.”
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.'”
Robert Parker

CORSE – Corsican White Wine
On Sale $14.99
“100% Vermentino. Golden straw in color, the wine boasts fresh and engaging aromas of honeysuckle, lime zest, and orange blossom. Bright and lively upon entry, it leads to a textural mélange of Meyer lemon, almond, pear, and mountain herbs. There is a hint of wet stone that juxtaposes nicely with an ever-present vein of acidity that provides for a clean finish.”
– Dave Phinney, winemaker

CA4 – Californian White Wine
On Sale $16.99
“A blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Roussane. Immediately, a nose of lemon zest, citrus, and a touch of honey lead to a bright and crisp entry complemented by an encompassing nectar mouth feel. A ripe stone fruit mid palate of apricots and peaches combine with an evolving crème custard coating. It finishes with a subtle minerality and a lychee texture, making this an ideal summertime wine.”
– Dave Phinney, winemaker

E4 – Spanish Red Wine
On Sale $15.99
A blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Cariñena. Presents a dark, polished amethyst with aromatic notes of white pepper, tobacco, and black currant emerging from the glass. A silky mouthfeel with a palate of dark plums, black raspberry, and hints of French vanilla closes with subtle tart black cherry and a lengthy, structural finish.
– Dave Phinney, winemaker

F4 – French Red Wine
On Sale $15.99
“A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and assorted Bordeaux varietals. A dominant nose of raspberry, rhubarb, and wild strawberry are complemented by savory aromas of humid tobacco, lavender and rose petal. An immediate entry of cranberry and other red fruit leads to a touch of savoriness. -e wine is fresh and lively with great acidity and approachable tannins.”
– Dave Phinney, winemaker

P4 – Portuguese Red Wine
On Sale $16.99
“A blend of Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Touriga Franca. Th¬e glass opens with a triple layered aroma of savory peppercorn and cocoa, jasmine flowers, and black fruit. ¬e immediate dark chocolate structure provides the canvas on which black cherries, roasted lamb, and exotic spices intermingle. ¬e wine finishes with the tapering dark chocolate structure and culminates with hints of vanilla.”
– Dave Phinney, winemaker

AR5 – Argentinian Red Wine
On Sale $16.99
“A blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Garnet in the glass, the wine exudes aromas of brambly boysenberry complimented by hints of antique rosewood and lavender. Immediately, the wine presents a rich entry of ripe red currant, hints of dark berries, and subtle minerality which transitions into an elegant and lingering finish of thyme and sage.”
– Dave Phinney, winemaker

CA4 – Californian Red Wine
On Sale $18.99
“…It is a blend from diverse California areas, ranging from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino to the Sierra Foothills, of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah and Grenache. This is an outstanding wine, the kind of bistro/brasserie red that consumers will love. Opaque deep ruby/purple, it is loaded with intense wild berry fruit and a Zinfandel-like briariness, offering pepper, herbs, a touch of smoke and loads of black fruits and background oak. This is a big boy at 15.5% alcohol, but it’s not the least hot – just savory, luscious and opulent. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.”
90 points Robert Parker