This Saturday, December 16, Wyatt’s is offering a very special free tasting of luxury wines from Orin Swift. No other store in Longmont will be offering this tasting opportunity.
Orin Swift Cellars was started by winemaker David Phinney. David has a long history of winemaking at high end wineries in the Napa Valley including Robert Mondavi Winery and Whitehall Lane. He paid tribute to his parents with the name of this winery – Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. Combining quality with creative labeling has led to quick growth, and a number of renowned, award-winning wines.
Saturday’s selections include:
Mannequin Chardonnay: Bursting aromatics of honeydew, honeysuckle, and ripe peach are complemented by a hint of jasmine, pineapple and cream. With lots of weight and viscosity, the full-bodied palate brims with ripe stone fruit, wet stone, and a touch of sweet Meyer lemon. The fleshy, golden mid-palate evolves into a pointed, textured finish that closes with lots of minerality. Aged in 40% new French oak sur lie for 9 months. 15.2% ABV.
Abstract: This newly released 2016 Red is expertly blended from Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. Immediate popping aromatics of juicy red and dark fruits—raspberries, cranberries, dark plums and pluots—and a hint of deep earthiness are present in the glass. On the palate, the wine is big and massive yet incredibly smooth with similar fruits and a touch of sweet cream. With a luscious and velvety mouthfeel, the wine finishes with lingering ripe black plum and fades softly and slowly. Aged for 10 months in a combination of new and seasoned French Oak. 15.7% ABV.
Palermo Cabernet: This Cabernet Sauvignon, with touches of Malbec and Merlot features deep and luring aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry that are intermingled with accents of star anise, five spice and freshly steeped black tea. The entry is smooth with a combination of cassis and blackberry with a satiating suppleness. Ultra round and soft, the wine finishes with reverberating length. 15.5% ABV.
Papillon Red: This new Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc aged 16 months in French oak. Featuring an intense ink with a garnet rim, the wine opens with powerful aromatics of cassis, ripe boysenberry, and chaparral with hints of graphite, sage, fire-roasted meats and fresh brioche. The entry floods the palate with ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherries as well as fresh minerality and a touch of kir and crème de menthe. With traces of tannin, the wine finishes with a lingering sweet licorice and a smooth acidity. Overall, this vintage of Papillon truly characterizes the theme—bold and massive yet also delicate and complex. 15.5% ABV.
We also carry:
Machete: This haunting red blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Grenache is aged for ten months in French Oak. A brooding hue and viscous consistency with powerful aromas of crème de cassis, boysenberry, and ripe cherries are complemented by a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate. The entry is smooth with dark plums and a charred meatiness that floods to create a velvety texture that lingers. 15.2% ABV.
Tasting hours for this free Saturday, December 16, 2017 event will be from noon-4:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store. As always, all participants must present valid I.D.
All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!