Orin Swift

Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.226 ratings
9.03 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
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
Joseph LaPanna

Inky purple with a garnet rim. Expressive aromas of stewed plum, cassis and blackberries with chocolate and coffee undertones. Full throttle with black current, blackberry and blueberries mixed with intense middle eastern spices. The finish is long and meaty with a hint of smoke.

Inky purple with a garnet rim. Expressive aromas of stewed plum, cassis and blackberries with chocolate and coffee undertones. Full throttle with black current, blackberry and blueberries mixed with intense middle eastern spices. The finish is long and meaty with a hint of smoke.

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2018
Brian Thompson

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

8.7

Still a bit young to drink. Hits you with a ton of oak, both on the nose and on the palate. After you cut through the oak, there’s a lot of heat. Dig a little deeper and you get sage and dried berries. People seem to love this wine. Me, on the other hand...

Still a bit young to drink. Hits you with a ton of oak, both on the nose and on the palate. After you cut through the oak, there’s a lot of heat. Dig a little deeper and you get sage and dried berries. People seem to love this wine. Me, on the other hand...

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2018
E & K G

Never fails to impress. Cassis, dark cherries followed up by come mocha then tobacco. Decanted for two hours and it was extremely smooth on the palate though it was dense and carried good weight.

Never fails to impress. Cassis, dark cherries followed up by come mocha then tobacco. Decanted for two hours and it was extremely smooth on the palate though it was dense and carried good weight.

Apr 15th, 2019
Rufus King

Full-bodied, rich red blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) from Orin Swift in Napa, medium acid and tannin, astringent, with blackberries and a little spice (menthol?) gift from friends

Full-bodied, rich red blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) from Orin Swift in Napa, medium acid and tannin, astringent, with blackberries and a little spice (menthol?) gift from friends

Jan 19th, 2019
ForzaMilan

Sweet and smooth . As American as apple pie

Sweet and smooth . As American as apple pie

Jan 7th, 2019
Allyson O'Keefe

High alcohol on the nose. Lush, velvety notes of black & red currants, raspberry, dark cocoa, cherry cordial, & leather. Complex. Surprisingly low tannin; just enough to dry your mouth on the finish without punching you in the face. High acidity. Excellent red blend.

High alcohol on the nose. Lush, velvety notes of black & red currants, raspberry, dark cocoa, cherry cordial, & leather. Complex. Surprisingly low tannin; just enough to dry your mouth on the finish without punching you in the face. High acidity. Excellent red blend.

Oct 16th, 2018
Erin Brigid

Possibly... new favorite wine.

Possibly... new favorite wine.

Oct 14th, 2018
Bill Morgan

A beautiful nose Full bodied dark fruit dry and delicious paired with lamb chops in an Orin Swift wine dinner

A beautiful nose Full bodied dark fruit dry and delicious paired with lamb chops in an Orin Swift wine dinner

Oct 13th, 2018
Kay Davis

Holy moly. Must have this again! What a fantastic wine.

Holy moly. Must have this again! What a fantastic wine.

Sep 3rd, 2018