Napa Valley, California
Wine Advocate 93+ 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 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head (aged for 15 months in oak, 51% new) delivers classic notes of warm cassis, plum preserves and mulberries with hints of cigar box, dried bay leaves, pencil lead and truffles. The full-bodied, densely packed, full-throttle palate has a solid structure of firm tannins and oodles for freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing long and savory. 10,840 cases were made." April/2020-Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate 93+ points!
Enjoy Orin Swift Mercury Head with steak, roast pork, grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.