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ORIN SWIFT 12 MACHETE
Item: #248370
Bottle Size: 750ML
$47.95
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ORIN SWIFT 2012 PROPRIETARY RED "MACHETE" CALIFORNIA 750mL

Dave Phinney started crafting wines under the Orin Swift label back in the late '90s starting with 2 tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes. With his hard work, beautiful winemaking and the creation of the “Prisoner,” Dave’s popularity among wine connoisseurs exploded! Well, Dave has done it again, folks; the wine is absolutely stunning!

Petite Sirah may be winemaker Dave Phinney’s favorite grape varietal and wine. He has been growing and making it since the 2000 vintage. Massive and powerful with intense color and structure, a limited release Petite Sirah blend called “Machete” was launched in 2009. Declassified in 2010 and 2011, it has been reintroduced with new packaging for the highly praised 2012 vintage. The label concept has been two years in the making, and is decidedly unique in its various formats.

A blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Grenache, in the glass, deep, dark bluish-red hues can be seen with a band of ruby on the rim. Uplifted aromatics of ripe blackberries, mulled raspberries, acacia flowers, toasty oak, and herbal notes hit the nose in a pronounced way. Offering up robust flavors during the approach, the mid palate is exposed to an unadulterated array of crushed berries, dark chocolate, black fruits, and a tinge of creamy espresso. Finishing with principle, the glossy tannins are in alignment for immediate enjoyment or some time in the cellar too.

PLEASE NOTE: Machete is bottled with 12 different labels...yes, 12. So the bottle you receive may not be the bottle in the picture.
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