Come join us for a journey through time, taste, and tradition of Orin Swift Cellars and Dinner Pairing - a tasting extravaganza that promises to delight your senses and tantalize your palate.
This exclusive wine dinner will feature:
Mannequin Chardonay 2021
I'usine Pinot Noir 2021
8 Years in the Desert 2022
Mercury Head 2021
Reserve your seat now for an evening of wine, gourmet cuisine, and camaraderie that celebrates the artistry of Orin Swift Cellars. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of fine wines, this event promises an unforgettable experience.
Please note that space is limited, so secure your tickets early to ensure your place at this exclusive event. We look forward to raising a glass with you and celebrating the art of winemaking!
Mannequin Chardonay 2021
A blinding white gold and a chartreuse shimmer in the glass, the 2021 Mannequin opens with opulent, beguiling aromatics. Ripe golden apple, concentrated jasmine, citrus notes and a touch of cream and fresh brioche emerge. The entry is bright yet with a bit of weight; similar aromatic notes come through on the palate supplemented by rich honeydew and green apple. Tempered by a prominent vein of acidity, the wine closes at length with a seamless silk-like quality, finishing with pleasing minerality.
L'usine Pinot Noir 2018
L’usine is Phinney’s latest rollout for Gallo. Coming from vineyards in Sonoma Coast, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands, sporting his signature impactful labels and packaged in a seriously fun, innovative, custom-made Lucite six-pack case, this could be his most impressive project yet. L’usine means “the factory” in French, and so Phinney’s name for this collection comes from Andy Warhol’s term for his iconic/iconoclastic art studio: The Factory.
Sourced from growers in the Sta. Rita Hills (John Sebastiano Vineyard, Sea Smoke Vineyard and Radian Vineyard), this new wine from David Phinney (creator of the famous/infamous brand, The Prisoner) was aged for nine months in oak barrels, 60% new. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir sashays out of the glass with graceful kirsch, raspberry preserves and redcurrant jelly notes plus hints of oolong tea, violets and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied, the palate is delicately played with bright red berries and spicy accents plus a satiny texture, finishing with lovely poise. 1,000 cases were made.
8 Years in the Desert Red Wine 2022
At first glance, the 2022 Eight Years in the Desert looks to be almost black, but after closer inspection, a dark crimson starts to shine through with a tinge of purple on the rim. The nose is rife with notes of ripe blueberry, black plum, wild raspberry, espresso bean, sweet oak and a hint of crème de menthe and cedar. The entry is akin to walking through a tunnel of velvet walls with blackberry jam, reduced strawberry and a touch of rhubarb. Bright acidity throughout the palate, the wine closes with round, ripe tannins, fresh pluot and dark chocolate.
P apillion Bordeaux Blend 202
The dark crimson core and brick rim sets the stage, as aromas of currant, blackberry, blue fruits, anise, lavender and brioche float from the glass. Enveloping and coating becomes mixed berry pie, sarsaparilla, cola and blackcurrant with structured heft through the mid-palate. Chalky tannins a la black tea or baking chocolate round out the wine with a pleasing finish of sweet oak.
M ercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
An almost-black, opaque garnet core sits in the glass with slow-moving tears falling down the sides. Immediate aromatic notes of ripe cassis, charred ribeye, sandalwood and freshly cut oak pilfer — breathe deeper for more. The first sip is a complex, layered conundrum of blackberry, black plum, fennel, licorice and dark chocolate. More sips peel back the layers to reveal a rich and balanced wine with a deep cassis core. A sweet linger on the finish closes the wine with softly textured chalky tannins.