Orin Swift Papillon Red 2014

Orin Swift Papillon Red 2014 United States  California  Napa Valley Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 29301
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley
Varietal: Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 15.1
GTIN: 00293013
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"Dark garnet in the glass, this wine is highly aromatic with notes of ripe black cherry, anise, licorice, shaved dark chocolate, rosemary and charred meat. The entry is immense with bright raspberries and fresh cherries, transitioning to a mid-palate of amaretto, sandalwood and hints of high mountain forest and coastal scrub. Textured tannins and notes of toasted coconut round out the palate as the wine finishes with lingering sweet oak." —winemaker

Wine Anthology review:
Papillon (French for "butterfly") is a Cabernet-based red blend in the Bordeaux style, with fruit from Howell Mountain and Oakville, among other prestigious Napa sites. Its eye-catching label features the gritty hands of grapegrower Vince Tofanelli of Tofanelli Family Vineyards. The 2014 features a bold aromatic attack of brambly wild berry and dusty cocoa powder, with classic Cabernet structure supported by the addition of traditional Bordeaux varieties including Cab Franc and Merlot. Papillon is what California muscle looks like when married to the Bordeaux style, and is a surefire bet for lovers of either – or both!
"The 2014 Bordeaux Proprietary Blend Papillion (15,748 cases) was aged 16 months in 40% new French oak. Fairly priced for what the consumer gets, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc (15.1% alcohol) exhibits notes of forest floor, graphite, blackcurrant, blackberry fruit and spring flowers followed by a full-bodied, unctuously textured, deep, rich pure wine to drink over the next 10-15+ years." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Cabernet Francchicken, veal, ham, pork or grilled meatsBleu, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Fontina, goat cheese, Gorgonzola or Swisstomato based sauces, basil or curries
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Malbecgrilled meats, sausage, or chiliManchego, Cashel Blue, or Ibericotomato-based sauces, Mexican, Cajun, Indian, or Italian cuisines
Merlotred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat or stewsBrie, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg or Parmesantomato based sauces or garlic
Petit Verdotsheep and blue cheeses

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2013

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2013 United States  California  Napa Valley Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 28075
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley
Varietal: Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
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