Orin Swift

Orin Swift

Machete Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Wow, a Fav! Had new ‘17 vin a few months back and tried again. Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah & Grenache, aged for 10 months on French oak (40% new). Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits & sweet spice. On the palate, ripe blueberries, plum & sweet cherry with oak & vanilla spice, Lingering finish, good length, tannins are soft with slight grip, bit softer than previous taste. Good structure, ending with fruit character & mineral tones, drinks well, better to decant. Produced with 12 different labels. Nice! — 13 hours ago

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Orin Swift

Palermo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


Bouquet of bold ripe berries extends to the palate with silky texture on the tongue with notes of cassis and vanilla, followed by an extended, pleasant sweet aftertaste. Not too dry, moderately tannic in a pleasant way. SO GOOD! — 2 days ago

Orin Swift

75, 864 Miles California Zinfandel Blend 2017

2017 With surf & turf dinner at the Fairmont on Maui — 5 days ago

Orin Swift

Slander California Pinot Noir

Sweet and heavy, almost port like. would work with nice cheese like a roquefort or gouda. A sharer, can do 4 people — 21 days ago

Orin Swift

Mannequin California Chardonnay 2017

A blend of (changes each vintage) mostly Chard, with Sauv Blanc and Muscat, aged in 35% new French oak for 8 mos. Grapes sourced from some new AVA’s this year, Sonoma Coast, RRV, Santa Lucia Highlands & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Pale lemon with aromas of stone & citrus fruits with complex floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach and apple with hints of sweet lemon, vanilla and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with pepper and mineral. — 11 days ago

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Orin Swift

Eight Years In The Desert Red Wine 2018

Excellent Zinfandel blend. Full bodied, balanced, lush, dry, versatile. Good value. Outstanding wine with crab cakes and filet mignon. First time drinking the 2018. — 13 days ago

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Orin Swift

8 Years in the Desert *New Release* Zinfandel Blend

Great way to start the dinner - wonderful Zin blend. Extremely smooth light on the tannins. Will definitely order again. — 23 days ago

Gene Harlow
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Orin Swift

Abstract California Grenache Blend 2017

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, chocolates, tobacco, cola, espresso, spice box, cinnamon, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, spices, earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, light vegetables, alcohol, cola, cinnamon and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful Grenache blend from the house of Orin Swift. Fruity, big, rich, spicy and interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour). After 3 hours in the decanter, the nose really opened up, so be patient with this young wine.

Needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly.

Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine by the porch or with friends.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak barrels for 8 months (30% new).

15.1% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 16 days ago

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Orin Swift Cellars

Machete Red wine

The label is, as usual, original. It's my fourth wine from Orin Swift Cellars (after "Abstract", "Papillon" and "Palermo"). And it's fantastic.

it is a blend of petite syrah, syrah and grenache. Ink color. The nose is full of fruity aromas: a plum, a blackberry and a blackcurrant and sweet liqueur aromas. Also the palate. But there you can also find a leather and a cocoa. Pleasant acidic finale reduces sweetness and closes this wine.
— 11 days ago

Orin Swift

Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

91+pts with a chance to improve with time. Blackberry and currant on the palate. Medium plus acidity. Floral nose and shorter finish. Still a nice wine. — 23 days ago

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