Orin Swift Machete Red Wine 2017, California

A blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 12 months in French Oak, 38% new. Sourced from all over the state of California, Machete is a culmination of bird-dogging some of the best Petite Sirah, Grenache and Syrah vineyards that produce rich and flavorful fruit. Blind tasted to determine quality, the lots that make the Machete cut are qualified to be one with the family of labels. Winemaker’s Notes: Pure inky garnet in the glass, the aromatics of plum compote, wild blackberries, crushed gravel, peanut brittle and Tahitian vanilla emanate. Massive on the entry, the mid-palate is diverse with flavors of dark plums, black pepper, Amarena cherries, slow-roasted Moroccan lamb and a marbled leather texture. Rich, enveloping and vivacious, the wine finishes with perpetuating energy and length – not to mention the satisfying tannins that rouse a desire for more.