Orin Swift Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

$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. previous vintage 94 Points Robert Parker:  "The Bordeaux Proprietary Blend Papillon was aged 16 months in 40% new French oak. Fairly priced for what the consumer gets, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc (15.1% alcohol) exhibits notes of forest floor, graphite, blackcurrant, blackberry fruit and spring flowers followed by a full-bodied, unctuously textured, deep, rich pure wine to drink over the next 10-15+ years." 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

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

A blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Petite Sirah, aged for 15 months in 45% new French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, cigar box herbs and flinty notes. On the palate ripe black cherry, currant and blackberry flavors with espresso, mocha and earthy leather. Well balanced, lively acidity, fine dusty tannins long finish ending with fruit, cedar and toasty mint pepper spice! Nice!

A blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Petite Sirah, aged for 15 months in 45% new French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, cigar box herbs and flinty notes. On the palate ripe black cherry, currant and blackberry flavors with espresso, mocha and earthy leather. Well balanced, lively acidity, fine dusty tannins long finish ending with fruit, cedar and toasty mint pepper spice! Nice!

9.5

Ron R Delectable Pro

Boys night out. OS in the house. 16 is good to go. Previous vintages pip this, but no complaints.

Boys night out. OS in the house. 16 is good to go. Previous vintages pip this, but no complaints.

9.3

Christian Fischer

Drinks very well right now, great value wine.

Drinks very well right now, great value wine.

9.3

Ricky Scott

Very full and is great right out of the bottle.

Very full and is great right out of the bottle.

9.2

E & K G

Dark ripe fruit followed by some cedar and graphite notes. Friendly tannins that really integrate well with a bit of food. Lots of power but also lots of pleasure!

Dark ripe fruit followed by some cedar and graphite notes. Friendly tannins that really integrate well with a bit of food. Lots of power but also lots of pleasure!

9.1

Sharon B Delectable Pro

Merry Christmas to me

Merry Christmas to me

9.2

Stuart Scheff

Interesting with a bitter back end

Interesting with a bitter back end

9.1

Sagee Aran

Inky, powerfull, silky Wow

Inky, powerfull, silky Wow

9.3

Mark

At Canyon Village Yellowstone. A little flatter profile than I was expecting, but still very drinkable.

At Canyon Village Yellowstone. A little flatter profile than I was expecting, but still very drinkable.

9.0

Clive McNish

Had to try the 2016 vintage and I think it is better than ‘15. Of course it’s fruit driven but it seems to have more depth and be more balanced. Blackcurrant, vanilla, baking spice and some lightly bitter cacao on the palate. I think for the price this a great ‘heavy’ Napa Cabernet. A good Papillon should hopefully mean that there is a good Mercury Head to be tasted; looking forward to finding out.

Had to try the 2016 vintage and I think it is better than ‘15. Of course it’s fruit driven but it seems to have more depth and be more balanced. Blackcurrant, vanilla, baking spice and some lightly bitter cacao on the palate. I think for the price this a great ‘heavy’ Napa Cabernet. A good Papillon should hopefully mean that there is a good Mercury Head to be tasted; looking forward to finding out.

9.2

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