2010 Orin Swift Mannequin White Blend$34.95 -- 2010 Orin Swift Mannequin White Blend
Beautiful shades of deep gold and amber fill the glass letting loose tropical aromas of ripe peach and pear married with subtle French oak. The entry of the wine is fully mouth-coating and offers a viscosity that leads effortlessly into an intense mid-palette with the colorful acidity of fresh pineapple. The finish of the wine is soft and subtle with great length and volume. A blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon, Muscat, and Marsanne. Aged in a union of 40% new French oak, 40% neutral oak, and 20% stainless steel for 14 months.
Blending is a fundamental, challenging, yet rewarding practice at Orin Swift. Because considerable time is invested in sourcing the best fruit available, we are intent, and to some degree, obligated to honor it appropriately. While red wine production governs much of the Orin Swift Cellars portfolio, Mannequin is a realization of a goal to create an eclectic and pleasing white blend. Chardonnay comprises the base, while incorporating complimentary varietals result in a wine that has proper balance, weight and liveliness. For the past three years, we have been purchasing fruit and experimenting with different concepts, finally settling on the 2010 vintage to launch the project. Different, but true to Chardonnay’s ethereal qualities, we hope you enjoy this first release.
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