Machete, a blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache, is from winemaker Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Cellars. This limited release Petite Sirah blend 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 very unique in its various formats.
Massive and powerful with intense color and structure! Uplifting aromas of ripe blackberries, raspberries, acacia flowers, toasty oak, and herbal notes. It offers robust flavors of crushed berries, dark chocolate, black fruits, and a tinge of creamy espresso. Its long finish is laced with tannins, which go on and on. Very complex, and delicious!