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The Orin Swift Papillon 2017 is a robust red blend of Bordeaux grape varieties. This wine doesn’t hold back. Its strength navigates nicely through the palate and into the finish. This wine offers excellent complexity and length on the palate. Enjoy its aromas and flavors of ripe red berries and savory spices with a well-seasoned oven-baked chuck roast.
The Orin Swift Papillon 2017 Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, aged for 15 months in 45% new French oak. It has a deep garnet-purple color and features exuberant black and red plums, cassis, and boysenberry scents with touches of pencil shavings, mossy bark, and cast iron pan.
Medium to the full-bodied, firm, and finely grained, it has a seamless structure supporting the elegantly played fruit, finishing on a lingering menthol note. 9,250 cases produced.
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.
The label features the beautiful juxtaposition of a gorgeous word, ‘butterfly’, cast against the harsh and gritty hands of a friend and fellow winemaker. The label is as memorable as the wine itself.