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2018 Orin Swift Papillon
750ml bottle of 2018 Orin Swift Papillon, a Bordeaux style red blend from Napa Valley California


 
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2018 Orin Swift Papillon | Napa Valley California 750ml


Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Franc | Malbec | Petit Verdot | Merlot
A tale of juxtapositions, Papillon opens the door to any wine drinker - seasoned or raw - of the possibilities of a five-varietal Bordeaux-blend. A weathered pair of farm hands and the image of a fragile butterfly extend to the wine itself - delicate yet brawny, nuance but bold. Difficult to find in the Napa Valley, we source and ferment the different varietals to our house style: ripe, lush, accessible and with very soft tannins. A melange of fruit from across the Valley, from Atlas Peak to the gravelly-rich soils of St. Helena and Rutherford, we were able to produce a true Bordeaux-blend but perhaps requires a rethinking of the phrase to simply, Orin Swift's Papillon.
A neon indigo pours into the glass and sits with a dark garnet core and a lucid cardinal tint. A boisterous nose escapes the glass with aromatics of ripe boysenberry, kirsch, mixed dark berry pie, California Coastal sagebrush and chaparral. Delectable and plush on the palate, notes of blackberry and sweet black licorice culminate in a finish of dusty tannins and ripe black plum.
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