The wine casts a dark shade of crimson with a tinge of magenta on the rim of the glass. Classic aromas of currant, cassis, and plum are instantly present along with soft French oak notes and some cedar box accents. Rich and opulent, flavors of Bing cherry, ripe blackberry, mocha, espresso, and black licorice welcome the palate. The density and concentration is succeeded with round and silky tannins providing an incredibly long finish.
The 2010 Papillon is a proprietary red blended from the the following grape varietals: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec.