Orin Swift Red Wine, Papillon, Napa Valley, 2014

Orin Swift Papillon is intense with a garnet rim. The wine opens with powerful aromatics of cassis, ripe boysenberry and chaparral with hints of graphite, sage, fire-roasted meats and fresh brioche. The entry floods the palate with ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherries as well as fresh minerality and a touch of kir and creme de menthe. With traces of tannin, the wine finishes with a lingering sweet licorice and a smooth acidity. Papillon truly characterizes the theme of a bold and massive wine that is also delicate and complex. Red Blend from Napa, California. From winemaker Dave Phinney