Orwin Swift Machete


Many of you are familiar with Orin Swift's "The Prisoner" which has gone from a small-batch cult wine to a nationwide phenomenon. Some of you might have been lucky enough to snag a bottle of his super-limited production 2009 Southern French inspired Red Blend called Abstract. We are lucky enough to have a few cases of Orin Swift's newest label Machete. Don't miss out on tasting this delicious addition to the Orin Swift line-up.  


Like Abstract, Machete is the product of Dave Phinney's love affair with the Pyrénées-Orientales region of Southern France. Abstract being the feminine seductive soft blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah; whereas, Machete is the brooding masculine chewy red dominated by Petite Sirah with a backbone of Syrah and Grenache. Machete like Abstract is a super-limited production wine sourced from Dave's favorite vineyards of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino.  


2009 Machete, $40.99  

"Beautiful notes of just picked warm, ripe blackberry with licorice and cedar box on the nose. The wine is structured and complex, saturated with smoky, dark, ripe brambly black fruit. It is bright and brooding, rich and powerful showcasing the intensity of Petite Sirah, the elegance and complexity of Grenache with the seriousness of cool climate Syrah." - Dave Phinney