Orin Swift Machete is violet ink in the glass, with a nose of black plums, cassis and cacao. The robust entry consists of a progressing palate of blackberry and boysenberry compote, a reduction of dark plum and ripe figs, and pure Amarena cherry. Flashes of vanilla and traces of minerality evolve into chalky tannins and a smooth lingering finish. Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache from California. From winemaker Dave Phinney.