Easy drinking and engaging, this is a well-composed glass fantastic for sipping on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.
Label: Locations is a label of winemaker David Phinney, founder of Orin Swift Cellars [Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name]. Today the company has grown into an international brand that includes 300 acres in southwest France yet still remains a small, “passionate team of friends and family dedicated to making great wine”. Phinney was inspired to create the ‘Locations’ label whilst standing on a curb waiting for a taxi at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris; correspondingly, the European country code car stickers are used for the labels. Priced to be budget friendly, there are currently bottles from Spain [E], Italy [I], France [F], California [CA] and Argentina [AR].
Philosophy: To create a wine that combines the best grape varietals from great “locations” throughout Europe.
Winemaking: Sourced from vineyards with “drip system blocks on estate land” at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Aged in new French oak.
Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with aromas of dried rose, cherry jam and coffee. Silky smooth and well balanced with juicy black currant and cherry flavours in the full body supported by silky smooth tannins, cigar box spice, chocolate and fresh coffee hints in the lengthy finish.
Winemaker’s blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat [I could not verify varietal percentages]
Bottled by Locations R.E. 40.869-HU-ES
18$ [average price]