Orin Swift Papillon 2018
|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