Orin Swift Blank Stare 2016

£29.00

If we were to tell you that the grapes for Orin Swift Blank Stare are harvested from the cool climate Russian River Valley, providing a distinct diurnal range, preserving acidity,...

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If we were to tell you that the grapes for Orin Swift Blank Stare are harvested from the cool climate Russian River Valley, providing a distinct diurnal range, preserving acidity, and are then barrel fermented in French Oak to deliver spiced characters that are atypical for Sauvignon; you may stare blankly at us. You'll probably then look down at your phone and see what Dwayne Johnson has just eaten for breakfast... "must be a cheat day; that is a lot of pancakes!"


However, if we were to tell you this wine has all the things you love about Sauvignon; fresh acidity with flavours of grapefruit, stone fruit and fresh cut grass but with heaps more complexity and body thanks to the oak, you might stare at us the way all film directors, requiring a human man with muscles, stares at Dwayne Johnson - Longingly.


Orin Swift was started in 1998 by Dave Phinney and has since grown into one of the most renowned boutique wine brands in the US.
The wines of Orin Swift represent the best of modern Californian winemaking, they’re a move away from tradition to a more handsy, feel based approach to winemaking, where the accepted stylistic requirements are thrown out the window.
The philosophy at Orin Swift is simple – find the best grapes they can, let them hang and ripen, and then express the profile of the fruit in the boldest, most expressive way possible.
The result is wines that are unapologetically high in alcohol, wines where monstrous sweet fruit concentration is to the fore and a small, considered use of old French barrels is only there to season and soften the wines.
Orin's first foray into Sauvignon Blanc territory, grapes were sourced from the Laguna ranch in cool climate Russian River Valley, which brings out a different expression in the variety - slighty more nervy and less ripe, with lots of acidity and texture.
Finding Semillon fruit from the 127 year old Monte Rosso site paired well.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.