Orin Swift Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Papillon 2005

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New York Wine Exchange
New York, NY (220 mi)
USD 62.99
750ml
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Wildly attractive packaging The 5.4 lb bottle is 62% Cabernet, 19% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot to finish. The gravitas of the ... Read more

Deep red in color, almost black. Blck cherry, leaves, and spices on the nose. Smooth from start to finish, dark fruit with hits of licorice and li... Read more

I went to a wine tasting. This was offered due to what I was describing that I liked. It was awesome! Full bodied and delicious. I have yet to open... Read more

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Snooth User: Daniel Petroski
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0.00 5
05/06/2008

Wildly attractive packaging The 5.4 lb bottle is 62% Cabernet, 19% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot to finish. The gravitas of the packaging outshines the wine. (I need to taste it again from a brown paper bag to give it its full due.)


Snooth User: jkagel
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4.00 5
03/06/2009

Deep red in color, almost black. Blck cherry, leaves, and spices on the nose. Smooth from start to finish, dark fruit with hits of licorice and light tannin. Very well balanced. (3/2009)


Snooth User: pammmieann
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5.00 5
09/18/2008

I went to a wine tasting. This was offered due to what I was describing that I liked. It was awesome! Full bodied and delicious. I have yet to open the bottle I bought but I am really looking forward to it!


Snooth User: monleal
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5.00 5
05/17/2010

This is a great wine.


Snooth User: otismartin
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4.50 5
08/11/2008

I love this wine!


Snooth User: Jared Lee
76481535
5.00 5
07/22/2011

I can't realy say enough about this bottle. From the second you put your nose in the glass you'll understand. Rich, deep concentraition on the fruit. Bing cherry, cracked black pepper, and licorice flavors dominate. This proving once again that Orin Swift Cellars can do no wrong.


Snooth User: dudleyemmert
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0.00 5
05/20/2009

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External Reviews for Orin Swift Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Papillon

External Review
08/02/2008

Proprietor Dave Phinney is famous for his Zin/Cabernet blend call The Prisoner. Papillon (butterfly) is his first Bordeaux blend and a brilliant synthesis of Napa richness with Bordeaux complexity and restraint. Highly recommended.


External Review
03/24/2009

The new release of Orin Swift's Bordeaux blend - cab, merlot, cab franc, petite verdot, malbec - this new wine is as sleek as the ship from the Count of Monte Cristo, after which the winery is named. Simply fabulous.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe newest wine in out portfolio. We utliize the finest fruit from the best sources in Napa Valley to comprise the inaugral blend. It is as follows: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, 2% Petite Verdot. As impressive as the wine is, so is the artwork. The label is a photo taken by world renowned photographer and wine lover, Greg Gorman.


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Winemaker's Notes:

TASTES? We just sampled this exciting new wine and proclaim it to be a true thriller for tonight or anytime over the next 5 years. Rich and savory, this Cabernet blend (63% CS, 19% Merlot, 9% Cab Franc, 7% Petite Verdot, and 2% Malbec) glides lightly across your palate and features soft layers of dark cherry, ripe sweet plums, anise, toffee, cocoa, rich smoky oak and a hint of truffles on the luscious finish. PAPILLON NAME ? Dave has always been fond of the movie in 1973 (starring Steve McQueen) and Dave�s daughter Angelina has always called butterflies �papillons� (French class). LABEL ART? The label is a black and white photo of vineyard owner Vince Tofanelli's hands with PAPILLON tatooed on his knuckles. The photo was taken by Greg Gorman, a VERY famous photographer. Greg has been a long time fan of Dave's wines and wanted to work with him.

TASTES? We just sampled this exciting new wine and proclaim it to be a true thriller for tonight or anytime over the next 5 years. Rich and savory, this Cabernet blend (63% CS, 19% Merlot, 9% Cab Franc, 7% Petite Verdot, and 2% Malbec) glides lightly across your palate and features soft layers of dark cherry, ripe sweet plums, anise, toffee, cocoa, rich smoky oak and a hint of truffles on the luscious finish. PAPILLON NAME ? Dave has always been fond of the movie in 1973 (starring Steve McQueen) and Dave�s daughter Angelina has always called butterflies �papillons� (French class). LABEL ART? The label is a black and white photo of vineyard owner Vince Tofanelli's hands with PAPILLON tatooed on his knuckles. The photo was taken by Greg Gorman, a VERY famous photographer. Greg has been a long time fan of Dave's wines and wanted to work with him.

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