Orin Swift

Mannequin California Chardonnay

8.8260 ratings
8.731 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
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
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

8.9

Surprised with how much I love the nose. Brandy soaked pears, toasted marshmallow, and loads of pineapple. Palate a bit viscous and oily, & the finish doesn't quite stick the landing, but elevates with lemon butter and whitefish.

Surprised with how much I love the nose. Brandy soaked pears, toasted marshmallow, and loads of pineapple. Palate a bit viscous and oily, & the finish doesn't quite stick the landing, but elevates with lemon butter and whitefish.

Jul 13th, 2017
Winery Explorers

Crazy label and a crazy blend...what to be expected from Orin Swift Cellars. The white wine blend called "Mannequin" is really quite delicious! (48% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Grenache Blanc, 12% Viognier, 8% Marsanne, 4% Roussanne and 2% Muscat...whew!). #orinswift #davephinney #mannequin

Crazy label and a crazy blend...what to be expected from Orin Swift Cellars. The white wine blend called "Mannequin" is really quite delicious! (48% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Grenache Blanc, 12% Viognier, 8% Marsanne, 4% Roussanne and 2% Muscat...whew!). #orinswift #davephinney #mannequin

5 people found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2015
Sean Lillibridge

Tastes like only the legally required amount to call it a Chardonnay. Expect a different palate! Has a buttery texture, but with the floral notes of a white Rhone, and enough acidity to cut through that thick mouth feel to make way for a nice finish. The last 30 seconds give a tour of a tidy hayloft. Orin Swift is one of my "hero" labels, and this lives up to the esteem in which I hold them.

Paired with basil grilled halibut and sauteed tomatoes, onions, and peppers. I'd give the pairing a 9.5; this wine adores food, and white fish has to be one of its favorites.

Vintage: 2013

Tastes like only the legally required amount to call it a Chardonnay. Expect a different palate! Has a buttery texture, but with the floral notes of a white Rhone, and enough acidity to cut through that thick mouth feel to make way for a nice finish. The last 30 seconds give a tour of a tidy hayloft. Orin Swift is one of my "hero" labels, and this lives up to the esteem in which I hold them.

Paired with basil grilled halibut and sauteed tomatoes, onions, and peppers. I'd give the pairing a 9.5; this wine adores food, and white fish has to be one of its favorites.

Vintage: 2013

4 people found it helpfulJun 17th, 2016
Belinda Heard

Nice white blend. There is depth to this wine. On the palette it taste sweet with hints of peaches and other stone fruits. I cans taste cotton candy.

Nice white blend. There is depth to this wine. On the palette it taste sweet with hints of peaches and other stone fruits. I cans taste cotton candy.

2 people found it helpfulSep 9th, 2014
CarlySwims

Sweet Chardonnay. Tons of tropical fruit - particularly mango. I don't get any of the oak. The mango and vanilla are overpowering. Almost artificially so. Sweetness lingers long. While not terrible it's just not for me.

Sweet Chardonnay. Tons of tropical fruit - particularly mango. I don't get any of the oak. The mango and vanilla are overpowering. Almost artificially so. Sweetness lingers long. While not terrible it's just not for me.

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2016
James Alford

More a confected wine product than a wine in the proper sense. A fine drink for appreciators of coconut wine coolers.

More a confected wine product than a wine in the proper sense. A fine drink for appreciators of coconut wine coolers.

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2015
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Bright lemon color. On the nose, lemon, citrus, orange peel, dried apricot, pineapple and oak. Full bodied, very oily buttery texture. Very oaky on the palate. Good acidity but not my style. 15.5% alc. 2013 vintage

Bright lemon color. On the nose, lemon, citrus, orange peel, dried apricot, pineapple and oak. Full bodied, very oily buttery texture. Very oaky on the palate. Good acidity but not my style. 15.5% alc. 2013 vintage

Mar 6th, 2017