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Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.31606 ratings
9.198 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Anthony Pro

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Standing.

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Standing.

Feb 11th, 2023
Ron R
9.3

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.

Aug 24th, 2019
Ron R
9.2

Brief notes.
Very well done. Just lacking the density we like in a Napa cab. Otherwise, great.

Brief notes.
Very well done. Just lacking the density we like in a Napa cab. Otherwise, great.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Ron R
9.2

Wifey loves this stuff. I do, too. Checks all the high-order boxes.

Wifey loves this stuff. I do, too. Checks all the high-order boxes.

Mar 25th, 2018
Ron R
9.3

Another household staple - which is excellent!

Another household staple - which is excellent!

Jan 15th, 2018
Garry Brydges

This is now in my top 10 everyday wines! Definitely requires some time to open up (roughly 1-2 hours). Heavy tart red with blackberry, dark cherry, full body, silky satin start and tapers to a creamy tart finish that resonates for about 3-4 minutes. Poured in 1.5 to 2 oz splashes is the best way to drink...

This is now in my top 10 everyday wines! Definitely requires some time to open up (roughly 1-2 hours). Heavy tart red with blackberry, dark cherry, full body, silky satin start and tapers to a creamy tart finish that resonates for about 3-4 minutes. Poured in 1.5 to 2 oz splashes is the best way to drink...

26 people found it helpfulMar 14th, 2014
Ronni Taylor

One of the best wines I've ever experienced. Be sure to decanter and or aerate. It keeps getting better throughout the meal. I'm not a wine expert but I now know what multilayered means! Velvety and rich. Just plain liquid gold!

One of the best wines I've ever experienced. Be sure to decanter and or aerate. It keeps getting better throughout the meal. I'm not a wine expert but I now know what multilayered means! Velvety and rich. Just plain liquid gold!

17 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
r b
10

Don't want, need. There is no try.

Don't want, need. There is no try.

5 people found it helpfulJan 25th, 2015
TC Frazier

Not really worth the money if you ask me

Not really worth the money if you ask me

5 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2014
Alexis Campos

Sales & Marketing Orin Swift Cellars

9.2

2012 Papillon

2012 Papillon

4 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014