Red

2005 Orin Swift Papillon

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 99

  • chuckos77 Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 5, 2019 - Was wondering how this wine would hold up and I was not disappointed. Soft and silky which is not what I would have expected. Really am glad I had this lay down for a decade. Last bottle, would be interested how it progresses. Drink up

  • MarkinBaltimore Likes this wine:

    October 11, 2018 - From memory. A friend brought this over last night. It’s not my usual fare but I definitely enjoyed it. We decanted and let it sit about an hour before consuming. The wine has a delicious, complex bouquet contrasted somewhat by a simpler, dense red fruit flavor in the mouth. I found that the tannins were still evident, though slight. They were fine-grained and unobtrusive. This bottle was definitely well-cellared since purchase which might be the reason other notes suggest it is more advanced. We enjoyed it very much – a good example of a heavier CA Bordeaux blend. But given the lack of fit between the bouquet and the taste in the mouth, I’d anticipate that this will hold for many additional years and perhaps evolve in a further positive direction.

  • CosmicDude Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 18, 2018 - Opened a couple hours before and decanted. Very dark red in the glass, chocolate and berries on the nose. Medium bodied with very smooth finish. Everyone enjoyed it.

  • twelch wrote: 88 points

    December 5, 2016 - Somewhat simple with fruit fading. Don't think this one has the stuffing to make it much further. Drink now in my book.

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  • recotte Likes this wine:

    November 26, 2016 - CTSS gift from five years ago, finally drinking it now. Tannins are fully integrated, this is nice and round on the palate. Remains quite big, but doesn't punch you in the face. No upside on holding. Drinking nicely right now with no decant. Thanks, Smig!

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Orin Swift Papillon) Deep cassis and plum nose; tasty cassis, plum palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 088254758960

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 683 (45%)
  • Consumed 840 (55%)

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