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Jul072014

Orin Swift Machete is in stock!

2012 CALIFORNIA, RED WINE 
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. 
WINEMAKER'S NOTES 
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. 
BLEND 
Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Grenache 
MATURATION 
Aged for 10 months in French Oak, 40% new 
12 bottles per case, 12 different lables.  $54.99 each

 

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