2015 Orin Swift Cellars 'Machete,' California

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2015 Orin Swift Cellars 'Machete,' California

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Winemaker Notes

A brooding hue and viscous consistency, powerful aromas of creme de cassis, boysenberry, and ripe cherries are complemented by a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate. The entry is smooth with dark plums and a charred meatiness that floods to create a velvety texture that lingers.*Note: Bottled with different labels, Specific labels cannot be requested. The label shown may not be the label received.

Critical Acclaim

RP93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red Machete opens with scents of black forest cake, cassis and menthol with a medicinal undercurrent and a waft of chargrill. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy, it has a compelling earthy/savory character and a long spicy finish.

WS92

Wine Spectator

Dark and brooding, and while lacking some of the polish of previous vintages, this packs in plenty of power and richness, plus notes of blackberry, spice box and smoky tobacco. Finishes with big but refined tannins. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2027.

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