Napa Valley, California
Wine Advocate 95+ points! Very limited!
Orin Swift Mercury Head is the flagship Cabernet Sauvignon from a gifted and fast-rising winemaker, Dave Phinney. Owner of Orin Swift Cellars, Dave Phinney has come a long way since beginning his winemaking career with 2 tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes just a year out of college in 1998! Following big successes with wines such as Papillon and The Prisoner, Phinney went on to launch new wines from all across the globe. Mercury Head is the slang term for the authentic Liberty Dime which serves as the wine's "front label." As a kid Dave Phinney collected these dimes. Years later, after getting one with some change, he was reminded how striking they are.
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head opens with gorgeous crushed black currants, blackberries and warm plums with suggestions of lavender, camphor, dark chocolate and pencil lead with a waft of smoked meats. Full-bodied, firmly structured and densely packed, it fills the mouth with vibrant, multilayered black fruits and savory notions, finishing long and perfumed." 6,650 cases produced. March/2018-Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate 95+ points!
Enjoy Orin Swift Mercury Head with steak, roast pork, grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.