The wine has a deep ruby red hue that is framed in rich crimson. Aromas of black cherry and plum, surrounded by roasted coffee beans and vanillin oak accents. The entry is powerful and lush with flavors of bing cherry, blueberry and cocoa. Soft and velvety tannins round out the finish making this wine approachable and inviting.
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.
This is by far the best bottle of wine I have had the privilege of opening
Amazingly delicious for what is labeled simply 'Red Wine'!
Good blend that pairs with varied foods, not just steak
Great wine. Had with Mike at Bandera's for his bday.
Full bodied. Brings me back to my childhood.
Full taste dark cherry taste strong finish
Great aroma and full flavor, low acidity
Slow steady to open.. Essence of prune.
Wonderful at Riverhorse in Park City
Personal fav that i can find easily.
lots of fruit; berries. excellent.
Nice and buttery, bold meritage!
With Paul Helmer
Recommendation from Scott
Excellent, one of t best
Gift from Kim 55 bday
Smooth great palette
One of my favorites.
San antonio red
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/15