The 2017 Orin Swift Papillon begins with powerful aromatics and rich notes of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry, peppercorn, and a touch of chaparral supported by a frame of sweet oak. Intensely layered and decadent on entry, the wine exudes characteristics of black plum, boysenberry, kirsch, and dark chocolate with a silky soft yet weighty texture. A prolonged finish of Provençal lavender, fig leaf, and ripe currants close out the wine.
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot (percentages not specificed)
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Aging: 15 months, French oak, 43% new