Orin Swift takes some of the best vineyard selections to make visually stunning Napa Valley wines.
The Abstract is the definition of complexity through geographic diversification. Like the label, the wine is made up of a variety of various components. Fruit is obtained from numerous vineyards, in various appellations around the state in order to develop a style and preserve consistency every year.
The wine starts out with more than 200 components, which are then reduced over the course of several months during numerous marathon tastings. Not all of them make the blend but the outcome is a wine that embodies the Golden State.
The Abstract opens with the aromas of mulled blackberries and ripe blueberries, which continue into dark chocolate and aged leather. The wine is elegant, delicate and luscious, with flavours of boysenberry, and juicy plums, and it finishes with tasty sarsaparilla and blackcurrant on the palate, with chewy and grippy tannins.
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Did you know? The label for Abstract took over three years to put together. Much like the wine itself, it has numerous components: the 230 photographs that make up Abstract were cut out from magazines that Phinney purchased while travelling from airport shops. Phinney was inspired by an Italian designer’s collage that was taped up in his living room and believed, rightfully so, his own design would create a striking wine label. It ended up being a sizable collection of portraits, including The Queen, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and many others.
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