2018 Orin Swift Papillon Bordeaux Blend

Cool, linear cedary Cabernet-based blend from the famous Napa Valley.

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Napa Valley Cabernet and Cabernet Blends are some of the new world's most renowned wines, full of plush power and huge length.

Dave Phinney at Orin Swift, while always picking ripe and releasing richer wines, has with his Papillon blend also shown a more elegant style is possible. Ripe, sure, but not overbearing, it has a coolness to the blackcurrant fruit, and a precision to the peppery/ herbal characters.

The length of flavour is to be savoured, and while cellaring would be the preference it is very much approachable in its relative youth.

Papillon is our Cabernet-based blend that’s composed of all five Bordeaux varieties. The goal was to incorporate all the majesty of Cabernet Sauvignon with the subtleties of Cabernet Franc and Merlot and the power of Petit Verdot and Malbec.


Paying respect to the Bordeaux varietals that made the Napa Valley what it is today, Papillon is our take on the classic five-varietal blend. Rich, lush and decadent, we strive to make the wine bipolar—big and brawny but also nuanced and delicate. Much like the label, the wine presents numerous juxtapositions; at one moment the entry hits you in the face with ripe fruit while the mid-palate presents an elegant counter. Quality vineyards from across the Napa Valley, including fruit from the Atlas Peak and St. Helena AVAs, encompass the blend.

94 Points - "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Bordeaux Blend Papillon springs from the glass with plum preserves, baked blackcurrants and black mulberries with touches of menthol, tobacco leaf and pencil lead. Full-bodied, the palate has a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins with a lively line and a long earthy finish." - Lisa Perotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate)

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