David Phinney’s Pinot collection originates from select vineyards throughout California, maintaining the distinctive and celebrated Orin Swift style. Paying tribute to Andy Warhol’s concept of the object/subject connection, the bottle/label combination in Phinney’s l’Usine communicates meaningful insights about the wine’s essence. These Pinot Noirs exhibit exquisite opulence and are exceptionally enjoyable, forming an assortment of remarkably impressive wines with the potential to age gracefully.
The L’usine Pinot Noir displays a pale to medium ruby-purple hue and may require some gentle encouragement to reveal its aromas of raspberry leaves, Bing cherries, and mulberries. Hints of wild sage, mossy tree bark, and wild fungi add complexity to the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and bursts with a captivating perfume. Delicate tannins and refreshing acidity contribute to its overall elegance, and the finish is both extended and aromatic. This vintage produced a limited quantity of 1,474 cases.
Food pairing suggestion: Roast duck with plum sauce.
Did you know? “L’usine,” which translates to “The Factory” in French, pays tribute to individuals like Andy Warhol, who challenged the established norms and traditional models. It celebrates those who share a rebellious spirit, be it artists or winemakers, who defy convention and embrace their unique vision. The name embodies the defiant nature of these creative souls throughout history and in the present. As Pablo Picasso once famously remarked, this wine embraces the idea that every act of creation is, in essence, an act of defiance against the status quo.