Orin Swift

Machete Napa Valley Red Blend

9.11057 ratings
8.865 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache
Top Notes For
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
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
"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
Brad Hemmer

It’s been a minute...good way to come back to review. Ripe powerful fruit, big and bold and jammy.

It’s been a minute...good way to come back to review. Ripe powerful fruit, big and bold and jammy.

Sep 29th, 2018
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
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
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
Aaron Means

One of my favs from Orin.

One of my favs from Orin.

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