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Chrysalis Vineyards

Papillon - 2016

Papillon - 2016

This is a very robust, tannic, and aromatic red wine. The Tannat provides structure and acidity while the Petit Verdot offers a spice and pepper character. 11 months age in only 10% new barrels provides additional structure and a hint of oak sweetness (not sugar) while still letting the fruit be dominant. It has prominent black berry fruit on the nose and palate with a nice substantial tannin structure. For the 2016 vintage, the prominent acidity is evident which will allow this wine to age for many years.

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Wine Specs
Red Blend
Neutral & New Oak - 11 months
Steel Tank & Malolactic
Bottling Date
April 2, 2018
Wine Profile
Food Pairing Notes
Papillon will pair with red meats that are well caramelized from grilling or roasting and accompanied by a red-wine based sauce. Broccoli raab, hazelnuts, garlic, kalamata olives, lemon juice and pepper to taste will make for a great salad to start. Beans, sausage, duck confit will make a great cassoulet for the main course. For dessert, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is a good choice.
Product Reviews
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Dan Mouer
(Nov 27, 2019 at 6:35 PM)
Rich medium-full bodied wine with deep garnet hue. Ripe blackberry-like fruit, alcohol warmth and soft but prominent tannins lend this wine a mouth-filling complexity and decently long finish.

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