Orin Swift Machette
The baddest wine of them all, Machete takes no prisoners. It is in your face aromatically, punching your mouth from within. The tannins remind you what it ’s like to feel, and the ink will put a smile on your face. Our simple goal with Machete was to elevate Petite Sirah to the main stage and let it express its own attitude. Robust, dominant and unapologetic, the wine creates its own gravity, pulling all towards it. Sourced from across California, the wine is made up of Stagecoach, Dark Horse, Alder Springs, Summerwind, Frei Ranch and Korte Ranch fruit, among other prominent vineyards.
A black inky core with a luminous neon purple rim, the 2019 Machete opens with aromas of dark plum, violet, crushed gravel, black pepper and a touch of clove. Flooding the palate with notes of blueberry, chocolate covered espresso bean and a reduction of blackberry. A marbled leather texture accompanies the prolonged tannic finish with energetic acidity.
In The Glass
BLEND: Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache
MATURATION: Aged for 1 1 months in French Oak, 52% new
ALC/VOL: 1 6 . 1%