Merchant's Pick by Grape

Merchant's Pick by Grape: Zinfandel Blend

  1. Inaugural Limited Release!
    August 14, 2018

    David Phinney, the creator of "The Prisoner," is back making Zinfandel under the label he created, Orin Swift Cellars!

    Last week, we attended an industry event to taste the inaugural release of Eight Years In The Desert. The bottom line? The blending master is back!

    This wine...

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  2. "A Savory, Lusty, Heady Red..." Wine Advocate
    April 26, 2018

    Back in stock and ready for grilling....

    Nothing says "barbecue" like The Prisoner.

    With its winning combination of mostly Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, this mighty meritage has a cult-like following for its lush fruit and silky finish.

    "This dense, full-bodied,...

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  3. After This, The Wine Will Be Gone Until November!
    June 22, 2011

    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....

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  4. The Second Release Of A Classic!
    February 02, 2010
    Wow, what a blend and what a vintage! It was about a year ago that we first tasted The Vault, a limited release, small production Zinfandel blend that rivaled The Prisoner, an Englewood Wine Merchants' favorite and a Wine Spectator Top 100 finalist.
        The first vintage...
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  5. A Blend And Style That Rivals The Prisoner
    January 19, 2009

    Wow, what a blend! The 2007 Abbot's Table by Owen Roe rivals one of our favorite California blends, Orin Swift's The Prisoner (a Wine Spectator Top 100 last year). Both wines have a wonderful varietal medley that changes subtly from year to year and produce fantastically versatile reds.

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