2007 Orin Swift Papillon

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • pdadams66 Does not like this wine: (83 points)

    October 17, 2014 - Same as the first bottle. Hope this is just in a bad place right now, because it isn't fun to drink at the moment.

  • pdadams66 wrote: (84 points)

    August 4, 2014 - Deep dark center, red/purple rim with no clear signs of age.
    Crushed blueberries, brighter red fruits, rich.
    All falls apart in the mouth, astringency up front, some off wood notes, tannic still, alcohol heat, the concentrated red cherry fruit is overwhelmed.
    Maybe a bad bottle, maybe needs more time. Probably best to wait a year or two.

  • ebert Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 2, 2014 - Excellent, full, rich cabernet blend with nice dark fruit and cocoa on the nose and a silky, complex mouth feel and taste.

  • que syrah syrah wrote: (90 points)

    April 14, 2014 - Luscious nose and mouth of dark, but not overly sweet fruit, nicely balanced, not hot at all with a touch of oak, vanilla and spice. Nice long finish, smooth texture and real treat to drink sipping on its own or with a nicely grilled steak. It has the legs to age but the California '07 cab based wines are in a real sweet spot for me right now. This bottle was a gift three years ago and I definitely wish I had more.

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  • Rezy13 wrote:

    April 12, 2014 - New World Blind Tasting Group $25+ (Bin 75): Dark color; very ripe nose, graham cracker, cassis; glycerin, long finish; good.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/4/2012 (link) 88 points

    (Orin Swift Papillon) Very dark purple red violet color; wild berry, blackberry, licorice, ripe black fruit nose; oaky, ripe black fruit, blackberry, chocolate cherry palate with some heat; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Orin Swift
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Papillon
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 040000243647

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (2%)
  • In Cellars 899 (61%)
  • Consumed 539 (37%)

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Who Likes This Wine

93% Like It  15 votes