92pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Orin Swift Cellars Papillon is a robust red blend of Bordeaux grape varieties. This wine doesn't hold back. Its strength navigates nicely through the palate and into the finish. This wine offers excellent complexity and length on the palate. Enjoy its aromas and flavors of ripe red berries and savory spices with a well-seasoned oven-baked chuck roast. (Tasted: November 8, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
91pts James Suckling
A rich, fruity red with jam, light prune and berry character. Full body, round tannins and juicy finish. Big wine. Drink now.
Powerful aromatics escape the glass with rich notes of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry, peppercorn and a touch of chaparral supported by a frame of sweet oak. Intensely layered and decadent on entry, the wine exudes characteristics of black plum, boysenberry, kirsch and dark chocolate with a silky soft yet weighty texture. A prolonged finish of Provençal lavender, fig leaf and ripe currants close out the wine.