Orin Swift Machete 2014, California, USA

Orin Swift Machete 2014, California, USA


One of the most sought after, most popular Orin Swift wine from California. Big and robust on the nose with dark berries, currants, licorice, cloves and white pepper, full-bodied. Although big and bold on the nose much softer on the palate, smooth tannins, noticeable acidity. Made by one of the greatest talents of our time, Dave Phinney, represents a great value. One of the last bottles available, not only in Europe but in the world!

**Bottled with 12 Different Labels in each case, you may receive a different label than the one pictured**

(€91,33 / liter)
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Ranked 6th on the Wine Spectator's Top 100 list of 2016

96 points, Robert Parker: This wine, at 15,500 cases, is telltale opaque bluish/purple with a super nose of barbecue meat and herbs, blackberries, blueberries, white flowers and sweet, dark raspberries in the background. The wine has fabulous texture, great intensity, full-bodied power (15.7%), and a long, long finish. It is a killer effort and like the Abstract, probably best drunk in its first 5-6 years of life because of its charm.

94 points, Wine Spectator: Generous and expressive, big and brawny, this offers a mouthful of tannins but also brims with flavors and aromas, including Earl Grey tea, dark chocolate, dried violet and toasted gingerbread. Rich notes of plum and black cherry are balanced by forest floor and earth accents, which linger on the long finish. 


Orin Swift

Dave Phinney, the founder and winemaker of Orin Swift, is known as one of the great winemaking talents of our time. This is how Robert Parker praise his talent;

"Orin Swift is the brainchild of a brilliant young man by the name of Dave Phinney. His Midas touch with grapes from seemingly anywhere in the world, is unusual, but the brilliance of the wines, his creativeness and unparalleled blending talents have built an incredible portfolio right out of the gate. He only started Orin Swift in 1998 and just recently sold it to the huge Gallo enterprise. Readers looking for personality filled wines of considerable character and complexity need to check out the Orin Swift offerings. They are not shy wines in any respect, but the quality is obvious, and if you are like me and believe that a wine is to be judged on just how delicious it is, you will be as impressed as I have been with the Orin Swift products."