The Prisoner Wine Co. 'The Prisoner' Napa Valley
1422 Ratings
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1422 Ratings
The Prisoner Wine Co. 'The Prisoner' Napa Valley

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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    Pair - Red wine blend Smell - smoky cherry Color - purple, full-bodied Taste - first creamy and then dry, smoky blackberry.

    12 months
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    With Rick Schaub in Indianapolis. St Elmo's

    12 months
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    Smokey. Real good for transition from dinner to dessert

    27 days
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    Smooth and dark. Bit of pepper with fruit forward.

    6 days
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    Very smooth. I love it. But it is a little pricey!

    about 1 year
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    It's aight. It put a little tickle in my pickle

    about 1 year
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    Mildly peppery, dry, and easy to drync

    about 1 year
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    OH: tastes like cake. Not wrong.

    3 months
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    great taste, too expensive

    over 4 years
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    Jammy but medium-bodied

    about 1 year
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    Prisoner from edgewild

    over 1 year
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    Peppery and delicious

    about 1 year
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    At hotel del coronado

    over 1 year
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    Peppery and delicious

    over 1 year
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    Smooth spicy finish

    about 1 year
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    Very good blend 10

    about 1 year
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    Perfect balance

    about 1 month
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    Smooth & easy

    over 1 year
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    Great

    over 1 year
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    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/15