Orin Swift Papillon Red 2013, Napa Valley California

Another cult wine by Orin Swift. Papillon is a Bordeaux Blend, with Cabernet Sauvignon complemented by Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc.

Excellent 2013 vintage shows a dense shade of crimson red and subtle aromas of cedar wood and rose petals mingle with hints of well-seasoned oak. Broad mid palate saturated with ripe cherry and dark chocolate. The wine finishes with rich tannins that linger on for nearly a minute.

The 2013 Papillon Proprietary Red is 100% from Napa and is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This killer wine has an inky purple colour and offers notes of espresso roast intermixed with white chocolate, creme de cassis, blackberry and a touch of toasty oak. The wine was aged 16 months in French oak, of which 40% was new. Broad and opulent, with great intensity, purity and depth, this is another stunner from Dave Phinney, a.k.a. Orin Swift.

Drink now - 2025

(€119,33 / liter)


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

95 points, Robert Parker: "The 2013 Papillon Proprietary Red is 100% from Napa and is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This killer wine has an inky purple color and offers notes of espresso roast intermixed with white chocolate, creme de cassis, blackberry and a touch of toasty oak. The wine was aged 16 months in French oak, of which 40% was new. Broad and opulent, with great intensity, purity and depth, this is another stunner from Dave Phinney, a.k.a. Orin Swift."