Orin Swift ‘Papillon’ Red Blend
Napa Valley, California
Made From: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Tastes Like: Dark Berries, Kirsch, Plum, Spice
Produced by Dave Phinney, the famed creator of The Prisoner Red Blend. In the past two decades Orin Swift has become the benchmark for quality Napa Valley wines. This Bordeaux-styled blend is one of his most coveted. Fruit is sourced from all over the valley, from the formidable Atlas Peak to the gravel-based soils of St. Helena and Rutherford. Rich and concentrated flavors of blackberries, boysenberry, and dark plum give way to notes of exotic spices and leather. 15 months aging in French oak softens the tannins and creates a plush, velvety finish that goes on for days.