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ORIN SWIFT 11 PAPILLON 1.5L
Item: #248080
Bottle Size: 1.5L
$155.00
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ORIN SWIFT 2011 PROPRIETARY RED "PAPILLON" NAPA VALLEY 1.5L

Dave Phinney started crafting wines under the Orin Swift label back in the late '90s starting with 2 tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes. With his hard work, beautiful winemaking, and the creation of the "Prisoner," Dave's popularity among wine connoisseurs exploded! Since then, Dave repeated this effort again and again with wines such as Palermo, Mercury Head, and of course…Papillon!

The fruit for Papillon originates from some of Napa Valley's most celebrated appellations including Howell Mountain, Saint Helena, Rutherford, and Oakville. Choice vineyards such as Taplin and Morisoli were once again chosen because of their unique fingerprints. Marked with intensity and grip, Orin Swift showcases a wine that's as fitting as its signature label; "Papillon" inked across the fingers of Vince Tofanelli - a 3rd generation grape grower and friend. Papillon takes flight upon release with aging potential up to 8 years.

Aged for 16 months in French oak, the final blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec. The wine casts a dark shade of crimson with a tinge of magenta on the rim of the glass. Classic aromas of currant, cassis, and plum are instantly present along with soft French oak notes and some cedar box accents. Rich and opulent, flavors of Bing cherry, ripe blackberry, mocha, espresso, and black licorice welcome the palate. The density and concentration is succeeded with round and silky tannins providing an incredibly long finish.
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