Orin Swift Cellars

Machete Petite Sirah Blend

9.246 ratings
9.33 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
Ronald Heijden

92+

Nov 21st, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Wow, a Fav! Had another bottle about 7 mos ago. 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!

Wow, a Fav! Had another bottle about 7 mos ago. 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!

Jan 23rd, 2019
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.

Jun 18th, 2018
Jeff Orlowski

Big, dry, mild acidity. Black and blue fruit. Nice.

Big, dry, mild acidity. Black and blue fruit. Nice.

Oct 2nd, 2021
Steve Rura

Excellently balanced and fruit forward without the jam. Dark. Had it with tagliatelle and shrimp in tomato sauce.

Excellently balanced and fruit forward without the jam. Dark. Had it with tagliatelle and shrimp in tomato sauce.

Aug 9th, 2021
Allyson O'Keefe

Machete and Team Fortress 2. Decent night. The last of my Christmas wine. …Gasoline, boysenberry, & blackberry on the nose. Sharp, almost tangy front. Notes of black tea & leather on the front. Plum, blackberry, & blueberry mid-palate. Tannic raspberry finish. Not quite as lush as other vintages. That tangy-ness sticks with you. Still beautiful, though.

Machete and Team Fortress 2. Decent night. The last of my Christmas wine. …Gasoline, boysenberry, & blackberry on the nose. Sharp, almost tangy front. Notes of black tea & leather on the front. Plum, blackberry, & blueberry mid-palate. Tannic raspberry finish. Not quite as lush as other vintages. That tangy-ness sticks with you. Still beautiful, though.

May 23rd, 2021
Marc

Smooth. Well rounded. Bold flavour though. Consistent from beginning to end. Doesn’t overly hit you with tannin but is bold. Lots of plum and black berry. Vanilla too.

Smooth. Well rounded. Bold flavour though. Consistent from beginning to end. Doesn’t overly hit you with tannin but is bold. Lots of plum and black berry. Vanilla too.

Dec 17th, 2020
Martijn

I read a lot about the heat and the alcohol regarding this wine.
As everything is personal I can only reflect opinion of myself and table guests who simply loved the wine. Fruit dominated but not jammy, lush and not overheated. I decanted 4 hours before drinking and it was absolutely a fantastic wine.
Everything comes together and it paired perfectly with the veal entrecote with “witbier” sauce. The bottle was empty too soon...

I read a lot about the heat and the alcohol regarding this wine.
As everything is personal I can only reflect opinion of myself and table guests who simply loved the wine. Fruit dominated but not jammy, lush and not overheated. I decanted 4 hours before drinking and it was absolutely a fantastic wine.
Everything comes together and it paired perfectly with the veal entrecote with “witbier” sauce. The bottle was empty too soon...

Mar 7th, 2020
Teresa S

Dried red fruit, sharp tannins. A little high alcohol.

Dried red fruit, sharp tannins. A little high alcohol.

Feb 6th, 2020
Brittany Leamon

A Leamon family favorite. Delicious dark chocolate and fruit compote flavors, with tannins allowing the finish to be smooth and slow.

A Leamon family favorite. Delicious dark chocolate and fruit compote flavors, with tannins allowing the finish to be smooth and slow.

Dec 24th, 2019