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Orin Swift Papillon 2015

2015 Orin Swift Papillon Napa Valley Red Wine.

From the Winery: Papillon is our Napa Valley Cabernet-based Bordeaux blend—proudly consisting of all five of the varietals. Sourced from hand-picked vineyards across the various Napa Valley AVAs, this vintage of Papillon epitomizes the house style at Orin Swift—accessible, powerful and complex. The label is a photograph taken by our good friend and fellow winemaker, Greg Gorman.

An intense ink with a garnet rim, the wine opens with powerful aromatics of cassis, ripe boysenberry, and chaparral with hints of graphite, sage, fire-roasted meats and fresh brioche. The entry floods the palate with ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherries as well as fresh minerality and a touch of kir and crème de menthe. With traces of tannin, the wine finishes with a lingering sweet licorice and a smooth acidity. Overall, this vintage of Papillon truly characterizes the theme—bold and massive yet also delicate and complex.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, & Cabernet Franc

Aged 16 months in French oak, 40% new

Alc. by Vol 15.5%. 750mL.


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