Orin Swift Papillon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Powerful aromatics escape the glass with rich notes of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry, peppercorn, and a touch of chaparral supported by a frame of sweet oak. Intensely layered and decadent on entry, the wine exudes characteristics of black plum, boysenberry, kirsch, and dark chocolate with a silky soft yet weighty texture. A prolonged finish of Provençal lavender, fig leaf, and ripe currants close out the wine.
"A seamless assortment of classic Napa Cabernet aromas exudes from the glass — cassis, black cherries, chaparral, and a touch of intriguing butterscotch. On the palate, the wine is tastefully expressive with ripe raspberry, crème caramel, bay leaf, red currant, and black currant. Carrying its own weight through the finish, the wine’s prominent tannins will soften over time."-- Winemaker’s Note
A rich, fruity red with jam, light prune and berry character. Full body, round tannins, and juicy finish. Big wine. Drink now.
The 2017 Papillon Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, aged for 15 months in oak (43% new). Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts form the glass with notes of prunes, spiced blackberries and boysenberries with touches of camphor, spice cake and dried leaves. Full-bodied, the palate has a touch of chewiness with a charry undercurrent and rustic finish. 36,560 cases were made.