Red Blends


Year: 2016
Grape Mix: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Petit Sirah 8%, Merlot 8%, Syrah 8%, Cabernet Franc 6%
Country: USA
Region: California
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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.

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 good friend and fellow winemaker, Greg Gorman.

Indulge with Chateaubriand and garlic butter.
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