Orin Swift "Mannequin" Chardonnay 2021 (Saint Helena, California) - [WA 90]

Orin Swift "Mannequin" Chardonnay 2021
(Saint Helena, California) - [WA 90]


Regular price $45.00 Sale price $36.97 Save $8.03
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WA90

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.

 Aged in French Oak sur lie for 8 months, 23% New

 15.2% Alc./Vol.

90 pts - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 

Even with an appreciable volume (11,300 cases), all of the 2021 Chardonnay Mannequin was barrel fermented and matured, spending eight months in 23% new French oak. Blended primarily from Santa Barbara and Sonoma sources (there is some Napa fruit, as well as 2.6% Viognier), it's toasty on the nose, boasting notes of roasted cashew, grilled peaches and vanilla. It's full-bodied, lush and easy to drink, with tropical fruit and pineapple on the finish. (WK)  (5/2023)