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1577 Ratings
The Prisoner Wine Company 'The Prisoner' Napa Valley
$44.99 USD
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Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 vintage comes fully-loaded with ripe red and black fruits and layers of sweet oak and spicebox, with just enough tannins to appeal to a broad range of folks, from jammy zin lovers to those who prefer more structured wines. It's big, flavorful, and satisfying.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Orin Swift's Prisoner is a rich, fruit forward wine with the ripe berry characteristics and balanced structure of previous vintages. Aromatically it may be the most complex and evolved vintage at this stage. The nose of this delicious wine is sweet ripe, quietly smoky and very attractively fruity, as hints of licorice root, black tea, vanilla and coffee toffee meld seamlessly with dark cherry, plum and blackberry scents in a forward and engaging mix. The wine is every bit as charming on the palate, where the creamy vanilla, toffee and black tea notes are reprised while the flavors shift toward pomegranate and red raspberry.

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    Sweet. Dates blackberry. Still lots of tannins in 06. A little disappointing for the money

    over 1 year
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    very good. very smooth. not super bold. good before dinner wine.

    over 3 years
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    deep ruby red color. vanilla and blackberry nose.

    over 4 years
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    Excellent, smooth, well worth the price

    over 1 year
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    too much fruit and alcohol, 15.2%!

    over 1 year
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    full bodied smooth tasted @ Taps

    over 3 years
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    zin cab mix. excellent

    over 1 year
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    huge! balanced. yummy!

    over 5 years
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    fruity, medium bodied

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/15