Orin Swift Cellars

Machete Petite Sirah Blend

9.1805 ratings
8.856 pro ratings
California, USA
Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Turkey, Veal, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Philippe Dupuis

Strong impression and assumed personality on this deep Californian. Complex and impressive is the least i can say. - Dark berries, chocolate, tobacco, polished tannins maintains tension throughout and balances high alcohol levels...WOW

Strong impression and assumed personality on this deep Californian. Complex and impressive is the least i can say. - Dark berries, chocolate, tobacco, polished tannins maintains tension throughout and balances high alcohol levels...WOW

Mar 2nd, 2020
"Odedi"

Deep ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of cooked blackberries, sweet plums, cherry pie, dried figs, tobacco, spices, cedar, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, mocha, tobacco, earth, peppercorn and leather.

Full bodied, rich, extracted and bold, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, mocha, light vegetables, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, leather, coke, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Long finish with medium tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Petite Sirah blend from the house of Orin Swift. Rich and fruit forward with great complexity and mouthfeel. Still shows some alcohol on the palate.

This 7 year old is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes).

Spicy with a beautiful nose. Delicious and yummy.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

A blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

Deep ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of cooked blackberries, sweet plums, cherry pie, dried figs, tobacco, spices, cedar, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, mocha, tobacco, earth, peppercorn and leather.

Full bodied, rich, extracted and bold, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, mocha, light vegetables, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, leather, coke, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Long finish with medium tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Petite Sirah blend from the house of Orin Swift. Rich and fruit forward with great complexity and mouthfeel. Still shows some alcohol on the palate.

This 7 year old is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes).

Spicy with a beautiful nose. Delicious and yummy.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

A blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

Apr 10th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

So....@India Okoh wants to get all the labels and model them in SA. I’m down.

Deep purplish red. Fruit forward nose with some violets, baking spices and blackberries. Full bodied with medium tannins (6/10). Great earthiness on the palate with black and blue fruits, spices and a little herbal. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2026.

So....@India Okoh wants to get all the labels and model them in SA. I’m down.

Deep purplish red. Fruit forward nose with some violets, baking spices and blackberries. Full bodied with medium tannins (6/10). Great earthiness on the palate with black and blue fruits, spices and a little herbal. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2026.

Feb 16th, 2019
"Odedi"

This 2012 red blend from the house of Orin Swift is always enjoyable.

Unfortunately it wasn't stored properly and shows some over ripen fruits. However it is still very yummy. Showing black fruits with Oak vanilla spices, chocolates tobacco mocha coke earth.

Balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Spicy on the finish with fine tannins.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points

This 2012 red blend from the house of Orin Swift is always enjoyable.

Unfortunately it wasn't stored properly and shows some over ripen fruits. However it is still very yummy. Showing black fruits with Oak vanilla spices, chocolates tobacco mocha coke earth.

Balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Spicy on the finish with fine tannins.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

92 points

Jan 15th, 2019
David L

14’ Orin Swift Machete Red Wine. ALC 15.7 A blend of Syrah, Petite Syrah, Grenache.
There’s a fine line between ripened fruit/moderated oak/ big tannins 🤔.
Medium/ dark purple in color. Black fruits, sweet blue fruits, peppers, herbs, earthiness, chewy tannins. Lingering finish!!(the most appealing part of this wine) We just let it opened up in the glass for about 30 minutes. This would be fun to revisit again in a few years.

14’ Orin Swift Machete Red Wine. ALC 15.7 A blend of Syrah, Petite Syrah, Grenache.
There’s a fine line between ripened fruit/moderated oak/ big tannins 🤔.
Medium/ dark purple in color. Black fruits, sweet blue fruits, peppers, herbs, earthiness, chewy tannins. Lingering finish!!(the most appealing part of this wine) We just let it opened up in the glass for about 30 minutes. This would be fun to revisit again in a few years.

Aug 24th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah & Grenache and aged for 10 months on French oak (40% new). A deep red color with aromas of black fruits and sweet spice. On the palate, ripe plums, jammy blueberries and sweet cherry with slight oak and vanilla spice, pours like syrup. Lingering finish, good length allowing the soft tannins to open in your mouth. Good structure, ending with pure fruit and dash of minerality, drinks well now. Produced with 12 different labels. Wow! Better than ‘14, I tasted.

A blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah & Grenache and aged for 10 months on French oak (40% new). A deep red color with aromas of black fruits and sweet spice. On the palate, ripe plums, jammy blueberries and sweet cherry with slight oak and vanilla spice, pours like syrup. Lingering finish, good length allowing the soft tannins to open in your mouth. Good structure, ending with pure fruit and dash of minerality, drinks well now. Produced with 12 different labels. Wow! Better than ‘14, I tasted.

Jul 10th, 2018
Meg Herring

I rated Mercury Head higher but this is my personal fave from Orin Swift #pghwinefestival

I rated Mercury Head higher but this is my personal fave from Orin Swift #pghwinefestival

May 11th, 2018
Daron Watson

She’s a Beast ~ if it wasn’t for air and the lamb burger (w paprika & cinnamon, balsamic, feta, spinach & red onion) not sure a Machete could cut through it!

She’s a Beast ~ if it wasn’t for air and the lamb burger (w paprika & cinnamon, balsamic, feta, spinach & red onion) not sure a Machete could cut through it!

Mar 24th, 2018
Victoria Thomas

Insanely good!

Insanely good!

3 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
Jeremy Rose

Moves the rate meter off the screen. This grape is magic! Orin Swift.....yep, it's good.

Moves the rate meter off the screen. This grape is magic! Orin Swift.....yep, it's good.

2 people found it helpfulMay 20th, 2016