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The Kitchen Wineshop USD 84.00 750ml

Orin Swift Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Papillon 2006

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Undurchlässiges Purpur mit schwarzer Mitte. Tiefgründiges Nasenbild mit viel schwarzer Frucht und feinem Kaffeetoasting, Amarenakirschen, Brombeergelee und schwarzer Holunder, auch Lakritze und süsse Arabica-Bohnen. Verschwenderische Fruchtfülle im druckv

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Orin Swift Cellars:
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to l... Read more
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to like wine." In truth, I did enjoy wine and even more, I enjoyed the idea of what I perceived to be an honorable and honest profession. Having just finished an internship for a congressman the previous semester, the latter was very important to me. When I returned to the States, I tried to immerse myself in all aspects of the wine business, which is no easy task being in the middle of the desert at the University of Arizona. As luck would have it, I found a professor in the agriculture department who was also interested in growing grapes and in the spring of 1997 the University planted a one-acre experimental block in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. Equally important was the experience I gained while working at one of Tucson's finest retail wine shops learning the hardest part of the wine business, selling the stuff. A few months later, I found myself with a degree in political science working my first harvest for the Robert Mondavi Winery. I cut my teeth as the low man and only white guy on an all-Mexican nightshift. I was hooked. The next year, I started Orin Swift Cellars with two tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes and as my wife likes to say, with one pair of shoes. Over the last few years we've continued to grow, adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc to the program, as well as streamlining the Zinfandel into what is now our flagship wine, "The Prisoner". In addition, we recently purchased forty-eight acres of raw land in the hills above Oakville and hope to someday build a winery there. Until then, we welcome you to visit us at our newly renovated offices and tasting room located in the heart of downtown St. Helena at the historic Odd Fellows Lodge. From all of us at Orin Swift Cellars, we thank you for your interest and hope you continue to enjoy the wines, which we proudly offer. Read less

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Snooth User: jlosWineHobby
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09/12/2013

Del Driscoll


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Five glasses


External Reviews for Orin Swift Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Papillon

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
06/09/2010

I can honestly say I love everything Dave Phinney creates, and Papillon is no exception. One of my favorite Bordeaux blends thats beautifully handcrafted and approachable in its youth, although this wine will age gracefully for several years to come. The artwork for the label is a photo taken by world renowned photographer and wine lover, Greg Gorman. See more information on Greg Gorman and his photography. Tasting Notes Ruby red with notes of campfire, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palate - wild strawberry, rhubarb, and sassafras. And the finish - 30 plus seconds with an impression of cherry pie. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 27% Merlot 4% Petite Verdot 2% Malbec 2% Cabernet Franc


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/25/2010

Orin Swift 06 Papillon - Magnum - 8


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/18/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Orin Swift Papillon 1500ml


External Review
Source: kybecca
03/19/2009

The next big thing from Orin Swift, a decadent meritage.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/25/2010

Orin Swift 06 Papillon - Magnum


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
12/20/2009

2006 Papillon Napa Valley Red Wine Orin Swift Cellars second release of the Papillon. The artwork for the label is a photo taken by world renowned photographer and wine lover, Greg Gorman. See more information on Greg Gorman and his photography. Tasting Notes Ruby red with notes of campfire, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palate - wild strawberry, rhubarb, and sassafras. And the finish - 30 plus seconds with an impression of cherry pie. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 27% Merlot 4% Petite Verdot 2% Malbec 2% Cabernet Franc



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Undurchlässiges Purpur mit schwarzer Mitte. Tiefgründiges Nasenbild mit viel schwarzer Frucht und feinem Kaffeetoasting, Amarenakirschen, Brombeergelee und schwarzer Holunder, auch Lakritze und süsse Arabica-Bohnen. Verschwenderische Fruchtfülle im druckv

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