2015 The Prisoner Wine Co., "The Prisoner" Napa Valley

Press and Tasting Notes

The Prisoner, a former Wine Spectator Top 100, is always a crowd pleaser. It has a cult-like following and boasts zesty wild berry, spice and fresh tobacco with focused and well structured blackberry flavors. Plush, rich, and concentrated, the wine has wonderful focus. A blend of mostly Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon it appeals to a wide varie ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured June 22, 2011

THE REVIEW

Brace yourself and stock up! There is very little Prisoner left and there will not be anymore until November.
    We have several cases arriving tomorrow, and after that, The Prisoner will be gone. This former Wine Spectator Top 100 finalist will not last for long.
    The Prisoner has a cult-like following and for good reason. This delicious meritage is a blend of predominantly Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon with hints of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono, and Grenache. These percentages change subtly each year, and each year the wine gets better and better. 
    If you are a Zinfandel lover, the wine has plenty of lush berry flavors; if you are a Cabernet fan, the wine has a healthy dose of structure to keep the fruit in balance. Small portions of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache are added for depth and added flavor.
    The nose of this highly sought after wine is sweet ripe dark berry fruit that is quietly smoky and reveals plum and blackberry scents. On the palate it is every bit as desirable with creamy vanilla, coffee, toffee and black tea notes which are balanced by raspberry. The finish is lingering and never less than silky; savory tea and toast notes keep the wine's fruitiness from overpowering the nuances. Enjoy this rich, versatile red on its own or with your favorite barbecue cuisine.Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »

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