The Prisoner Wine Company

Blindfold California Chardonnay Blend

9.016 ratings
-no pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Sémillon
Top Notes For
Samuel Fynes

Body of a Chardonnay, but rounder with more acidity. A great example of what can be achieved with blending.

Body of a Chardonnay, but rounder with more acidity. A great example of what can be achieved with blending.

Apr 21st, 2019
Jeff Ball

Nice blend, a touch sweet, oaky, with hints of wheatgrass

Nice blend, a touch sweet, oaky, with hints of wheatgrass

Dec 2nd, 2018
P.J. Hardy

Smooth easy drinking wine with hints of floral notes but definitely honeydew melon with a crisp acidic finish

Smooth easy drinking wine with hints of floral notes but definitely honeydew melon with a crisp acidic finish

Nov 11th, 2018
Eric Godin

As a result of all the different varieties blended in here(chard with white rhones and aromatics) this wine has a really cool complexity on the nose.
Grilled pineapple with white pepper and lychee. Vanilla, soap, salt. We are right on the edge of how much oak in a chard that I can tolerate, and I believe that to be a conscious decision. They purposely didn't bury the subtleties of this wine with oak. It plays as much of an influence as the supporting varietals. The pallatte brings a great balance of acid, salt, cream, and fruit. It has a little of the disjointed feeling, but altogether it's a nice experience. A little surprised here, my expectations were low but the wine caught up to it's pricetag.

As a result of all the different varieties blended in here(chard with white rhones and aromatics) this wine has a really cool complexity on the nose.
Grilled pineapple with white pepper and lychee. Vanilla, soap, salt. We are right on the edge of how much oak in a chard that I can tolerate, and I believe that to be a conscious decision. They purposely didn't bury the subtleties of this wine with oak. It plays as much of an influence as the supporting varietals. The pallatte brings a great balance of acid, salt, cream, and fruit. It has a little of the disjointed feeling, but altogether it's a nice experience. A little surprised here, my expectations were low but the wine caught up to it's pricetag.

Nov 4th, 2018
Francie Cook

Bright and creamy

Bright and creamy

Jun 13th, 2018
Neal Ferry

Delightful- Grilled Peaches

Delightful- Grilled Peaches

May 25th, 2018
Evan Kennedy/Caroline Kielar

Very good, easy to drink on its own, but would certainly hold up to a variety of foods ... would be quite good with fish. On the nose - initial strong notes of apricot and possibly pineapple, more subtle notes of green apple, peach, and purple grape. On the palette - quite fruity, relatively long finish. Maybe a bit of fig taste. Comes across as sweet but in further thought is rather off dry. Creamy in the mouth. Strong mandarin flavor.

Very good, easy to drink on its own, but would certainly hold up to a variety of foods ... would be quite good with fish. On the nose - initial strong notes of apricot and possibly pineapple, more subtle notes of green apple, peach, and purple grape. On the palette - quite fruity, relatively long finish. Maybe a bit of fig taste. Comes across as sweet but in further thought is rather off dry. Creamy in the mouth. Strong mandarin flavor.

May 15th, 2018
Jack Bender

Easy to see this is a winner

Easy to see this is a winner

Mar 30th, 2018
Erik Rini

still one of my favorite white blends of all time

still one of my favorite white blends of all time

Oct 12th, 2017
Phil Jost

Rich and accessible. Fairly complex.

Rich and accessible. Fairly complex.

Apr 23rd, 2017