Orin Swift

Machete Napa Valley Red Blend

9.11036 ratings
8.760 pro ratings
Napa Valley, 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
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.

5 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2015
Jeremy Hyatt

A great wine,

A great wine,

5 people found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2014
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