Orin Swift

Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.31051 ratings
9.252 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
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
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
Justin Hansohn

At first open the tightness was pretty wild, a lot of spice and intensity packed into it with a deep extraction. As it opened up over a few hours all of that seemed to disappear and what was left was deep extraction and a lot of candy and perhaps I was already worn out by its intensity or maybe this is the kind of wine that needs to sit around the kitchen open for many days to be sipped on at snack time. I would not recommend drinking this all at once unless you're into the daily burger diet in which case by all means this might entertain you in one sitting. And perhaps this chick is just too fat for my taste. 🙊

At first open the tightness was pretty wild, a lot of spice and intensity packed into it with a deep extraction. As it opened up over a few hours all of that seemed to disappear and what was left was deep extraction and a lot of candy and perhaps I was already worn out by its intensity or maybe this is the kind of wine that needs to sit around the kitchen open for many days to be sipped on at snack time. I would not recommend drinking this all at once unless you're into the daily burger diet in which case by all means this might entertain you in one sitting. And perhaps this chick is just too fat for my taste. 🙊

2 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2015
Taft Morgan

Peppery and soft. Quite subtle on the palate with a hint of whiskey to start but ends fast. Medium tannins. Smokey, antique store nose.

Peppery and soft. Quite subtle on the palate with a hint of whiskey to start but ends fast. Medium tannins. Smokey, antique store nose.

2 people found it helpfulApr 7th, 2015
Baleigh Euhus

cool label, incredible wine. haven't been into blends for awhile but this one might be a game changer. rich & luscious. plum, dark cherries, and a hint of chocolate.

cool label, incredible wine. haven't been into blends for awhile but this one might be a game changer. rich & luscious. plum, dark cherries, and a hint of chocolate.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2016
Hugh Caspecken

Completely awesome! I'm glad I paired it with pizza...

Completely awesome! I'm glad I paired it with pizza...

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2015
Tricia B

Rich and needs to breathe. It's almost a meal by itself.

Rich and needs to breathe. It's almost a meal by itself.

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2015
Tyler Griffin

Let it open up but worth the wait.

Let it open up but worth the wait.

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2015
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.1

Plush chocolate, little chickory undertone, sarsaparilla with dark fruit goodness. Darn nice wine

Plush chocolate, little chickory undertone, sarsaparilla with dark fruit goodness. Darn nice wine

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2015