Finally bit the bullet on this and decided to splurge. This is a big, bold wine that would pair so beautifully with some meat. It's got a lot of cocoa and chocolate notes alongside some dark fruit. It's complex and also showcases some leather and some oak. It's balanced, it's not too sweet and shows lots of tannins. — 17 days ago
We found one we haven’t had.... in that vintage year, to clarify.
So now.... Matt Warren.... we need to talk business.
— a month ago
Found an amazing deal at Crest.$2.99 a bottle! — 3 months ago
The 17’ seems to have high percentage of Chard (I believe it’s normally around 30-35%) than the previous vintages I tasted. Stone fruits dominants the fruit profile and it feels more buttery, though aromatics and texture still shows some characters of the Rhone varieties. Quite nice still. — 3 months ago
Distinguishable California Orin Swift: quality, precision, and subtle elegance. Yes! I know the difference and sell-off between The Prisoner Wine Company and Orin Swift, but in wine as in all else, roots are roots, right?
Medium purple color. The nose is expressive with jammy drak and red berry scents, as well as cinnamon, sweet tobacco and dry herbs. On the fore-pallet there is blackberry jam, plum sauce, strawberry, and raisin; on the mid-palate there is hibiscus, nutmeg and vanilla. The finish has slowly vanishing jammy flavors with slowing gripping tannins. This is bold and high alcohol; so don't be fooled by the smooth, soft, and low acidity characteristics.
Well above average California Zif, that's for sure!. Paired with PF Changs Mongolian Beef. Cheers. — 22 days ago
Great wine have gotten 1 recently that was not good but the next bottle was fine! Close to Prisoner — 3 months ago
Not as big as the original Prisoner, but great for the price point—can buy 2 bottles! Takes some time to open, but once it does, it’s smooth with tobacco and spice flavors, and a full finish. — 2 days ago
A personal favorite that I enjoy gifting to and sharing with friends. — a month ago