Orin Swift Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc
A glowing pale straw with a striking touch of chartreuse sits in the glass. Aromatically, the wine pops with lime zest, gooseberries, ripe passionfruit, fresh cut grass and lemon bars. On the entry, the acidity acts like a belt, constraining the voluptuousness; similar taste profiles to the nose plus crispy green apples and the faintest hint of fresh sage abound. The finish is reminiscent of ripe kiwi and limoncello, teetering on a beam of lingering acidity. Fruit sourced from California's Russian River Valley where the grapes retain a fresh, lively acidity while ripening to the desired level.
Sauvignon Blanc, 60% fermented in French oak barrels (45% new), and 40% fermented in stainless steel tanks. 15.3% Alcohol by volume.
The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, he founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the brand to what it is today.
Made in St. Helena, California.
This product is only available for local pickup to comply with Virginia's liquor laws. We cannot ship this item. The product must be consumed off premises, and cannot be opened while on the Museum's property.
A valid state-issued ID must be presented at the time of pickup for age verification.
At checkout, you will be asked to enter a Shipping Address, but on the next screen the only option that will appear is "Local Pickup". If you would like to place a mixed order, where some items ship, and others are for local pickup we ask that you place separate orders. Please contact us if you have any questions.