Orin Swift Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

$64.99

New release of Orin Swift's Papillon Cabernet has arrived! Fast becoming a cult classic, grab a few bottles before it goes away. 95 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2013 Papillon Proprietary Red is 100% from Napa and is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This killer wine has an inky purple color and offers notes of espresso roast intermixed with white chocolate, creme de cassis, blackberry and a touch of toasty oak. The wine was aged 16 months in French oak, of which 40% was new. Broad and opulent, with great intensity, purity and depth, this is another stunner from Dave Phinney, a.k.a. Orin Swift. Drink: 2015 – 2025." Orin Swift Cellars is best known for The Prisoner Zinfandel blend, one of our most popular wines the last few years. Winemaker Dave Phinney has turned his midas touch at creating delicious blends to produce the third vintage of Papillon, a stunning bordeaux-blend from choice Napa Valley vineyards in Howell Mountain, Rutherford, Oakville and St. Helena.  60% Cabernet, 37% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec.  A beautiful, rich young Cabernet that has been getting serious buzz in the wine world,

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Ratings on Delectable

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim. Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet raspberries, smoke, chocolates, mocha, peppercorn, earth, graphites, spices, leather and tobacco. Full bodied, bold and elegant with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth and dark coffee. Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries. This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon based, Bordeaux blend, from the house of Orin Swift. This Napa Valley red blend is rich and extracted with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity. Big bold and beautiful. This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now and will be good in the next 5 years. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins. Complexity comes in after 3 hours of airtime. Robert Parker 95 points. This great vintage shows lots of chocolate notes. Delicious and yummy. Good by itself, No need for food. Thank you Barry for sharing this delicious wine with me. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels (40% new). 15.1% alcohol by volume. 95 points. $75.

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim. Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet raspberries, smoke, chocolates, mocha, peppercorn, earth, graphites, spices, leather and tobacco. Full bodied, bold and elegant with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth and dark coffee. Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries. This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon based, Bordeaux blend, from the house of Orin Swift. This Napa Valley red blend is rich and extracted with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity. Big bold and beautiful. This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now and will be good in the next 5 years. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins. Complexity comes in after 3 hours of airtime. Robert Parker 95 points. This great vintage shows lots of chocolate notes. Delicious and yummy. Good by itself, No need for food. Thank you Barry for sharing this delicious wine with me. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels (40% new). 15.1% alcohol by volume. 95 points. $75.

9.5

John Van Trijp

Juicy sexy Bordeaux blend. First time for me but definitely not my last!

Juicy sexy Bordeaux blend. First time for me but definitely not my last!

9.4

Jordan Kerner

Tremendous amount of structure. Dark fruits and raspberry. Opened very well!!

Tremendous amount of structure. Dark fruits and raspberry. Opened very well!!

9.2

Michael Retter Delectable Pro

Red fruit bomb

Red fruit bomb

8.5

Aaron Rogers Delectable Pro

Solid juice, nose is absolutely beautiful but I felt my expectations never materialized on the palate the way I wanted. Still, solid bottle from a nice producer.

Solid juice, nose is absolutely beautiful but I felt my expectations never materialized on the palate the way I wanted. Still, solid bottle from a nice producer.

9.0

Mike R Delectable Pro

Back at hometown wine shoppe - cab blend - cherries blackberries mocha - starting to smile - smell - palate - tannins and legs are working together -yet this Is young - think I buy some to store with the merc heads I have

Back at hometown wine shoppe - cab blend - cherries blackberries mocha - starting to smile - smell - palate - tannins and legs are working together -yet this Is young - think I buy some to store with the merc heads I have

9.2

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

This wine rocks. Though this is usually one of my two favorite Orin Swift wines (w/ Palermo), I was very pleasantly surprised by the 2013 Papillon. I get mint and espresso and oak followed by dark fruit and a little chocolate. And if you know anything about me, I pretty much love all of those notes, so it is no surprise that I love this wine. Surprisingly approachable right now, or drink over next couple years.

This wine rocks. Though this is usually one of my two favorite Orin Swift wines (w/ Palermo), I was very pleasantly surprised by the 2013 Papillon. I get mint and espresso and oak followed by dark fruit and a little chocolate. And if you know anything about me, I pretty much love all of those notes, so it is no surprise that I love this wine. Surprisingly approachable right now, or drink over next couple years.

9.4

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

WOW! Needs a good 45 minutes to breathe.,opens up with gobs of black fruits. Great texture and body. Really expressive with that little time I left in my glass. I find this 2013 to be way Superior to the 2012! Go figure! Orin Swift Papillon does it again, Dave P. You are the Man! Awesome , CB says a solid 95

WOW! Needs a good 45 minutes to breathe.,opens up with gobs of black fruits. Great texture and body. Really expressive with that little time I left in my glass. I find this 2013 to be way Superior to the 2012! Go figure! Orin Swift Papillon does it again, Dave P. You are the Man! Awesome , CB says a solid 95

9.5

Mark Blatty Delectable Pro

One of my favorites

One of my favorites

9.7

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