Orin Swift Cellars Machete 2018 (750 ml)

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  • RP: 93
  • WS: 90

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Orin Swift Cellars Machete 2018

It’s a strange thing hearing you’ve caught people off guard. They aren’t quite sure what they have in front of them; they turn away confused, turn back and inspect it again— what is this? And we’re not even talking about the label s yet. The wine itself, a Petite Sirah - based blend, isn’t a typical wine; it exudes a powerful punch with a lingering delicacy— a dichotomy of sorts. Sourced from all over the state, Machete is a culmination of bird - dogging some of the best Petite Sirah, Grenache and Syrah vineyards that produce rich and flavorful fruit. Blind tasted to determine quality, the lots that make the Machete cut— pun intended— are qualified to be one with the family of labels.

Pure inky garnet in the glass, the aromatics of plum compote, wild blackberries, crushed gravel, peanut brittle and Tahitian vanilla emanate. Massive on the entry, the mid - palate is diverse with flavors of dark plums, black pepper, Amarena cherries, slow -roasted Moroccan lamb and a marbled leather texture. Rich, enveloping and vivacious, the wine finishes with perpetuating energy and length— not to mention the satisfying tannins that rouse a desire for more.

Critic Ratings

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Review - Issue 26th Feb 2021 - Rated 93:
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Proprietary Red Machete needs some swirling to reveal a core of beautiful crushed black plums, boysenberries and black cherry compote plus hints of cracked black pepper, garrigue and camphor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with muscular, crunchy black fruits and plush tannins, finishing long with lovely freshness. 22,563 cases were made. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Wine Spectator Review - Issue Web Only - 2022 - Rated 90:
Potent and gutsy, with concentrated blackberry, brown baking spices and smoked pepper accents that finish with firm tannins. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2028. 22,563 cases made. — TF

Winery Orin Swift Cellars - Machete
Country United States
Region Napa ValleyCalifornia
Year 2018
Grape Varietal Red Blend
Size 750 ML
ABV 15.7%
Wine Style Red Wine

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