2009 Orin Swift Machete

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML

Reviews for 2009 Orin Swift Machete

JJB 93
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, February 2011
Made from 49% petite sirah 30% grenache and 21% syrah from vineyards spanning Napa Sonoma & Mendocino counties. Dark opaque purplish red fades to pink at the rim. Another full-throttle blockbuster California red from... Made from 49% petite sirah 30% grenache and 21% syrah from vineyards spanning Napa Sonoma & Mendocino counties. Dark opaque purplish red fades to pink at the rim. Another full-throttle blockbuster California red from master blender Dave Phinney the 2009 Machete is like a "big brother" to the 2009 Abstract. It offers powerful aromas of red and black fruit intertwined with saline sailing from the glass while blackberry boysenberry and blueberry jam come together on the palate. Although there are layers of flavor and rich fruit it retains balance in spades and finishes very clean with fine almost dusty tannins and medium-long length. Pop the cork now and often or hold for 5+ years as this should come together gorgeously with a little time in the bottle.