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The wine is introduced with rich primary aromatics of cassis, blueberry and black cherry, complemented with hints of lavender, chaparral and sandalwood. The entry is brawny with ripe blackberry and boysenberry that transitions to a nuanced mid-palate of dark toffee and espresso bean. Integrated tannins that will soften over time lead a finish of soft rhubarb and licorice.
A while back, I got a handful of change and I found a Liberty Dime - its nickname is Mercury Head - and it reminded me of how much I liked collecting coins when I was a kid. The Mercury Head was always my favourite because it just looks cool. It hasn't been made since 1945, so when I thought about our flagship wine, the name of my most prized coin was exactly right. Then it seemed like the right way to do the label was to put an actual Mercury Head dime on each bottle. It took a little effort at first finding the dimes from dealers and collectors, but now we have a good supply. The great thing these days is, people send us the coins off their empty bottles.
Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon emphasises our guiding principle: Without quality grapes, great wine is impossible. It comes from my best lots from very select vineyards in Napa Valley and the wine is a testament to those vineyards, to our principle and to what is possible in Napa Valley.
Dave Phinney (Winemaker)
Orin Swift Cellars are an incredibly exciting and creative winery to work with. In short, the brilliance of the wines, creativeness and unparalleled blending talents have built an incredible portfolio with minimum words and maximum impact. Every wine is carefully crafted from start to finish, including the state of art labels.
California is the largest and most important wine region in the US – in fact, if California were a separate country it would be the world’s fourth largest wine producer! California stretches along the west coast of the USA meaning that soils and climates vary enormously depending on the area’s altitude, latitude and proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Generally the cooler regions closer to the coast are most suited to the growing of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, whilst further inland (where the climate is much hotter) some of California’s most famous Cabernet Sauvignon wines are grown. The famous Ridge Estate is located here and produces some of the best and most sought after wines in California. If you enjoy Chardonnay, we highly recommend you take a look at Liquid Farm Winery, whose Chardonnay’s (we believe!) rival those of Burgundy.
Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass
For wines full of character and high in tannins. Accentuates potency, concentration, extract and tannins.
Ideal for: Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, Rioja, Brunello, Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.
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