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Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Pop & pour. Love the nose: Christmas baking spices, figs, raisins, mulled cider, plums, anise and clove. The palate is a bit flabby, the bodily structure needing more time to develop in the bottle. Even now a good decant is in order to assist in the opening process as it’s muted now. Not to mention it’s a complete bomb at 15.1% ABV.

Edit: 92+. After approximately 40 minutes in the decanter and 30 minutes in the glass this wine lost the flabby baggage that was readily apparent shortly after opening and slowly began to take shape, thus revealing a more collected & rounded out wine that everyone eventually enjoyed, even my wife, who has not enjoyed this selection in the past.
— 5 days ago

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Ron R

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I think I have a mag of this vintage... 😏
Ryan Vento

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@Ron R Definitely got better as the evening went on; the evolution in the glass eventually redeemed it. I need to adjust my review to reflect this.

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