Orin Swift Machete 2015

A big, brooding Californian blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache with grapes sourced from Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. 

Viscous consistency, powerful aromas and a velvety texture, this silky smooth red presents dark plums and chocolate with a touch of ripe cherries meld with a charred meatiness. Deliciously decadent and one to be savoured.

92 Points, Wine Spectator "Dark and brooding, and while lacking some of the polish of previous vintages, this packs in plenty of power and richness, plus notes of blackberry, spice box and smoky tobacco. Finishes with big but refined tannins. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2027. 22,000 cases made. "

93 Points, Robert Parket's Wine Advocate "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red Machete opens with scents of black forest cake, cassis and menthol with a medicinal undercurrent and a waft of chargrill. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy, it has a compelling earthy/savory character and a long spicy finish."

10 months in French Oak with 40% being new.

"The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, he founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the brand to what it is today." - Orin Swift

Petite Sirah, Syrah & Grenache grapes. 15.2% abv.

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