Orin Swift Machete 2015

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Orin Swift Machete 2015

SKU 3150


A brooding hue and viscous consistency, powerful aromas of crème de cassis, boysenberry, and ripe cherries are complemented by a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate. The entry is smooth with dark plums and a charred meatiness that floods to create a velvety texture that lingers.
Category Red Wine
Region California
Brand Orin Swift
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateDeep 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. 23,400 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 29, 2018
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Wine SpectatorDark 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.

Tim Fish, February 28, 2018