Orin Swift Machete 2017 - The Grape Tray
Orin Swift Machete 2017
SKU: 1884

Orin Swift Machete 2017

  • wa91+
  • ws90

750ml
$42.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California
Brand Orin Swift
Alcohol/vol 15.2%

Winemaker Notes

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.

Wine Advocate
  • wa91+

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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 30, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Brooding and potent, with concentrated blackberry and dried cherry flavors, laced with espresso and licorice notes, finishing with well-groomed tannins. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Best from 2021 through 2029. 22,122 cases made.

Tim Fish, April 30, 2020