Wine Advocate 91+ points! Very limited!
Orin Swift Machete is a gorgeous new California red wine gem from a gifted and fast-rising winemaker, Dave Phinney. Owner of Orin Swift Cellars, Dave Phinney has come a long way since beginning his winemaking career with 2 tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes just a year out of college in 1998! Following big successes with wines such as Papillon and The Prisoner, Phinney launched the Abstract label with the 2009 vintage. Abstract came out of Dave's love of Grenache and a desire to make a blend using that varietal as the focal point. The wine has an inky concentration rounded out with Petite Sirah and Syrah. Now the focus shifts to Petite Sirah with the same blend of grapes in the launch of Machete, featuring 12 different risqué labels in every case!
"Composed of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache, aged for 12 months in oak (38% new), the 2017 Proprietary Red Machete sports a deep garnet-purple color. It has a fragrant nose of black cherry compote, blueberry pie and dried mulberries with hints of candied violets, dark chocolate and roses. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, the palate delivers tons of opulent fruit and a plush texture, finishing long and perfumed. 12,440 cases were made. Drink 2020-2032."-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 91+ points!
Enjoy Orin Swift Machete with steak, roast pork, grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.