Orin Swift

Mannequin California Chardonnay

8.9531 ratings
8.872 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of (changes each vintage) mostly Chard, with Sauv Blanc and Muscat, aged in 35% new French oak for 8 mos. Grapes sourced from some new AVA’s this year, Sonoma Coast, RRV, Santa Lucia Highlands & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Pale lemon with aromas of stone & citrus fruits with complex floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach and apple with hints of sweet lemon, vanilla and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with pepper & mineral. Nice!

A blend of (changes each vintage) mostly Chard, with Sauv Blanc and Muscat, aged in 35% new French oak for 8 mos. Grapes sourced from some new AVA’s this year, Sonoma Coast, RRV, Santa Lucia Highlands & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Pale lemon with aromas of stone & citrus fruits with complex floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach and apple with hints of sweet lemon, vanilla and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with pepper & mineral. Nice!

Aug 30th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of (changes each vintage) mostly Chard, with Sauv Blanc and Muscat, aged in 35% new French oak for 8 mos. Grapes sourced from some new AVA’s this year, Sonoma Coast, RRV, Santa Lucia Highlands & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Pale lemon with aromas of stone & citrus fruits with complex floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach and apple with hints of sweet lemon, vanilla and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with pepper & mineral. Nice!

A blend of (changes each vintage) mostly Chard, with Sauv Blanc and Muscat, aged in 35% new French oak for 8 mos. Grapes sourced from some new AVA’s this year, Sonoma Coast, RRV, Santa Lucia Highlands & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Pale lemon with aromas of stone & citrus fruits with complex floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach and apple with hints of sweet lemon, vanilla and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with pepper & mineral. Nice!

Jun 22nd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of (changes each vintage) mostly Chard, with Sauv Blanc and Muscat, aged in 35% new French oak for 8 mos. Grapes sourced from some new AVA’s this year, Sonoma Coast, RRV, Santa Lucia Highlands & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Pale lemon with aromas of stone & citrus fruits with complex floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach and apple with hints of sweet lemon, vanilla and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with pepper and mineral.

A blend of (changes each vintage) mostly Chard, with Sauv Blanc and Muscat, aged in 35% new French oak for 8 mos. Grapes sourced from some new AVA’s this year, Sonoma Coast, RRV, Santa Lucia Highlands & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Pale lemon with aromas of stone & citrus fruits with complex floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach and apple with hints of sweet lemon, vanilla and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with pepper and mineral.

Jan 13th, 2020
LM Segal

This one’s dialed up to 11. I don’t like my chards at 11.

This one’s dialed up to 11. I don’t like my chards at 11.

Jun 11th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Got my hands on a ‘14, excited b/c the blend changes each vintage; 79% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 5% Grenache Blanc, 5% Marsanne, 2% Muscat, and 1% Roussanne aged in 40% new French oak for 9 mos. Bright straw, aromas of stone & tropical fruits with floral spice. The palate shows flavors of white peach, melon and apple with hints of lemon zest and honeysuckle. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with a mineral edge.

Got my hands on a ‘14, excited b/c the blend changes each vintage; 79% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 5% Grenache Blanc, 5% Marsanne, 2% Muscat, and 1% Roussanne aged in 40% new French oak for 9 mos. Bright straw, aromas of stone & tropical fruits with floral spice. The palate shows flavors of white peach, melon and apple with hints of lemon zest and honeysuckle. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with a mineral edge.

Jul 28th, 2018
Meg Herring

Fine if you like VERY toasty ripe Chardonnay with huge melted butter notes.

Fine if you like VERY toasty ripe Chardonnay with huge melted butter notes.

Jun 24th, 2018
Ron R
9.0

Airport wine has certainly improved, deflecting the pain of flying.
First time trying this.
Marzipan and almonds on the nose. Warm, inoffensive presentation on the palette. It’s viscous with pineapple and peach, finishing with light sherry notes. I’m surprised to be honest as I was expecting something in the distinctly average category.

Airport wine has certainly improved, deflecting the pain of flying.
First time trying this.
Marzipan and almonds on the nose. Warm, inoffensive presentation on the palette. It’s viscous with pineapple and peach, finishing with light sherry notes. I’m surprised to be honest as I was expecting something in the distinctly average category.

Jan 20th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Orin Swift’s 2013 Mannequin was notable because it received 96 points from Robert Parker, which might be akin to Michelin giving a fast-casual restaurant a star. More shocking, to me, though, was that he used the term “full-throttle” three times in his review. And while agree, it is indeed full-throttle, I’ll only use it once. Tropical, but with a lemon juice and menthol edge. Mouth coating chalk leads into the antiseptically clean finish. Interesting, but not inspiring.

Orin Swift’s 2013 Mannequin was notable because it received 96 points from Robert Parker, which might be akin to Michelin giving a fast-casual restaurant a star. More shocking, to me, though, was that he used the term “full-throttle” three times in his review. And while agree, it is indeed full-throttle, I’ll only use it once. Tropical, but with a lemon juice and menthol edge. Mouth coating chalk leads into the antiseptically clean finish. Interesting, but not inspiring.

Dec 24th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

Big n buttery! Just like I like my popcorn.😝😝😝

Big n buttery! Just like I like my popcorn.😝😝😝

Aug 13th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

The wine, a blend of (changes each vintage) 90.6% Chardonnay, 5.8% Sauvignon Blanc and 3.6% Muscat, aged in 40% new French oak for 9 mos. Grapes mostly sourced from Sonoma Coast & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Bright straw, aromas of stone & tropical fruits with floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach, melon and apple with hints of sweet lemon and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with burst of minerality. Nice alternative to 100% CA Chard.

The wine, a blend of (changes each vintage) 90.6% Chardonnay, 5.8% Sauvignon Blanc and 3.6% Muscat, aged in 40% new French oak for 9 mos. Grapes mostly sourced from Sonoma Coast & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Bright straw, aromas of stone & tropical fruits with floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach, melon and apple with hints of sweet lemon and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with burst of minerality. Nice alternative to 100% CA Chard.

Jul 18th, 2017