About the Wine
Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. This bottle will go down as one of the most interesting Sauvignon Blancs I’ve ever tasted. Orin Swift Cellars, led by winemaker Dave Phinney, is a brand known as much for its creative and evocative expression of art on the front of the bottle as it is the bold, yet finessed styling within the bottle.
Pale yellow with a chartreuse tint, the wine opens with bright aromatics of lime zest, lemon, green apple and a touch of honey. The entry is refreshing with ripe pineapple and grapefruit, framed by a nervy backbone of satiating acidity. A mid-palate of white peach and a hint of pith melds seamlessly into a long, energetic finish of wet stone and key lime.
Sauvignon Blanc is ideal with seafood of all kinds, from shellfish to finfish. This bottle in particular will pair nicely with a tangy ceviche, or a platter of oysters.
The Wine Down
This is definitely one for the more adventurous wine drinker. The ABV is 15.4%, which is high for a Sauvignon Blanc. I enjoyed it very much, and look forward to having it often this summer.
You can find this bottle for under $35.00