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Orin Swift Papillon 2011

Orin Swift Papillon 2011

750ML      
Sku: 052026

Rating
 Wine Spectator 93 points (Aug 6 2014)
Offers a rich, inviting core of dark berry, mocha, crushed rock, fresh brownie and sandalwood notes, with fresh-cut flower scents. Gains depth and richness before ending with ripe tannins and layers of flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2025.óJ.L.

Wine maker notes
The wine has a very dense garnet hue with a slight stain of cardinal on the rim. Aromas of plum and cassis are built around soft French oak and cedar box nuances. The entry is intense, yet elegant with loads of boysenberry and dark fruit flavors. Well integrated tannin chains provide for a long, soft finish.

78% Cabernet Sauvignon
14% Merlot
4% Cabernet Franc
2% Malbec
2% Petit Verdot
Aged 16 months in French oak
15.1% Alc./Vol.


Other text
For the past five years we have been making a Cabernet Sauvignon blend called Papillon. The fruit originates from some of Napa Valley's most celebrated appellations including Howell Mountain, Saint Helena, Rutherford, and Oakville. Choice vineyards such as Taplin and Morisoli were once again chosen because of their unique fingerprints. Marked with intensity and grip, we aim to showcase a wine that's as fitting as the label photographed by the renowned Greg Gorman, and hand model Vince Tofanelli - a 3rd generation grape grower and friend. Papillon takes flight upon release with aging potential up to 8 years.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
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