Original
1868 Ratings
The Prisoner Wine Co. The Prisoner Napa Valley Red Wine

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) The 2009 marks the first vintage bottled by The Prisoner's new owner, Huneeus Vintners. We are very pleased to be working with the Huneeus family and look forward to many successful harvests together.

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    From winemaker: This vintage has a deep ruby hue that is nearly opaque. The aromas elevate from the glass starting with black currant, dark blackberry, cherry, and cassis rounded out by subtle hints of seasoned French and American oak. The entry of the wine is massive and leads into a lush middle framed by bright acid and supple tannins. The finish is long, lingering and filled with soft velvety tannins lasting for nearly thirty seconds. 51% Zinfandel 19% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Syrah 7% Petite Sirah 3% Charbono 1% Grenache 1% Malbec

    about 7 years
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    one of the best wines I've ever had! perfect balance between sweet and spicy. smooth finish. a five plus.

    over 6 years
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    paid $29.99 at Dorignac's 12-27-10. 2nd bottle purchased 1-2-11, $29.99. 3rd bottle: Dorignac's 3-28-11

    about 6 years
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    definitely needs to breathe prior to tasting - should decanter maybe an hour

    almost 7 years
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    I enjoyed this and bought a bottle to have when Chad is here.

    over 6 years
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    very smooth. recommended by Brian Varus from VS. so good

    about 5 years
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    balanced and smooth start with a long lasting finish.

    almost 6 years
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    91 points. celebrate with this one.

    almost 6 years
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    Fruit forward. Warm and comforting.

    over 6 years
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    very drinkable. smooth. mild spice.

    over 6 years
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    big taste, distorted after food

    over 6 years
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    gift from Steve & lenette

    almost 7 years
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    very light. zinfandelish

    over 6 years
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    fantastic zinfandel blend

    about 5 years
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    Soft mouth feel. Buttery

    over 6 years
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    very big. but balanced.

    over 6 years
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    HASR tasting June 2011

    over 6 years
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    long finish red fruit

    over 6 years
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    smooth not too peppery

    almost 6 years
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    fairly good; reorder

    almost 6 years
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    A great Zin blend!!

    over 6 years
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    medicinal finish

    almost 7 years
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    very good, $?

    over 4 years
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    mellow, berry

    almost 6 years
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    Good

    about 2 years
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    about 1 year
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    almost 7 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/15