Orin Swift - Papillon

Updated: Mar 22, 2018


Wine #2 in this mini series of wine by Orin Swift. This particular Cabernet-based blend is composed of all five Bordeaux varieties. The end goal was to incorporate all the majesty of Cabernet Sauvignon with subtleties of Cabernet Franc, and Merlot with the power of Petit Verdot, and Malbec.


Aromas of boysenberry, cassis with hints of graphite and sage. On the palate you will get ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherries. With traces of tannins this wine finishes with a lingering sweet licorice and a smooth acidity. This wine is bold and massive yet also delicate and complex.


The name of this wine "Papillon" actually came from his daughter. When she was 3 years old she was walking in the vineyard with her father when a butterfly flew by. She pointed and said, "Dad, look, a Papillon." Right then and there became the name of the wine. In French, "Papillon" means Butterfly.


The hands on the wine label are from one of his growers. He wanted to make this wine label as authentic as possible, and these hands do just that.


Be sure to stop in and grab a bottle of this great wine before it's gone.

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