Dave Phinney

The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2008

2008. Phinney-era Prisoner. Aged extremely well, which in this case means it maintained its big fruit up front while the tannins and booziness have disappeared. Our guests enjoyed the Barbaresco with dinner, but really liked the dark sweet fruits in this wine. — 8 months ago

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Naked Wines

Dave Harvey Columbia Valley Chardonnay

Excellent Chardonnay. Love the crisp, tart, lovely white wine. — 2 years ago

Naked Wines

Dave Harvey Malbec

Enjoyed last night with a grilled ribeye. Very smooth. Look forward to having again. 2018 vintage on August 28,2021. — 2 years ago

The Crane Assembly

Disciples Old Vine Zinfandel Petite Sirah 2015

Delicious. Very smooth. Dave Phinney has the magic touch. — 3 years ago

Naked Wines

Dave Harvey Columbia Valley Syrah 2020

Really nice, light, but full flavor and a nice peppery finish. From@Naked Wines. Tasted 8 March 2023 — 9 months ago

Orin Swift Cellars

8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel Blend 2017

He’s baaaack! Second Zinfandel Blend for Dave Phinney after his non-compete clause expired. Intense aromas of wild raspberries, figs and black pepper along with hints of fennel seed and Forrest Floor. Lush fruit on the pallet (blackberry, currant and plums) along with hints of minerals and fresh herbs. Tannins are in balance with the acidity. Interesting blend. — 2 years ago

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Dave Harvey Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc

Great aromas and flavors of strawberries, plums, and raspberries. — 3 years ago

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Dave Harvey Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Very good and balanced Cabernet! Julia also liked it! — 9 months ago

The Prisoner Wine Company

Blindfold California Chardonnay Blend 2018

A proprietary blend, made by Founder and Winemaker Dave Phinney, from Chardonnay, Roussanne, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Muscat, and Vermentino from California. Golden yellow color with aromas of tropical and citrus fruit and melons, aged, 25% in new oak, 60% neutral & 15% stainless for 10 months. On the palate flavors of melons, citrus, and pears, hints of cinnamon spice and toasty oak. Long finish, lively acidity, good balance ending with fruit and mineral character. — 10 months ago

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Orin Swift Cellars

Abstract Grenache Blend 2018

I finally was able to try this one! Wonderful blend of Grenache, Petite Syrah, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple color. Dark cherry, blueberry and plum aromas and flavors but with a distinct herbal quality. Hints of leather, black coffee, baking spices and cedar. Long and pleasant finish. I know that Dave Phinney gets criticized for simply producing “fruit bombs,” but this wine is really balanced and beautiful. So nicely integrated for such a young wine. — 3 years ago

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