The Prisoner Wine Company

Cuttings California Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.1584 ratings
8.731 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Baking Spices
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 80% Cab Sauv & a 20% Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, & Zinfandel. Deep Ruby with purple edges. Aromas of dark blue and black fruits and complex spice, comes from the Sirah/Syrah/Zin blend. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry currants with vanilla, oak, cacao and leather. Firm tannins, long finish ending with a spicy oak character. Let this age a bit.

Blend of 80% Cab Sauv & a 20% Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, & Zinfandel. Deep Ruby with purple edges. Aromas of dark blue and black fruits and complex spice, comes from the Sirah/Syrah/Zin blend. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry currants with vanilla, oak, cacao and leather. Firm tannins, long finish ending with a spicy oak character. Let this age a bit.

Aug 9th, 2019
Chris Harvey

Big ol’ jammy-ass Napa cab

Big ol’ jammy-ass Napa cab

Feb 23rd, 2019
Edmond Bordelon

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah and Zinfandel blend of steak accompaniment! Always a crowd pleaser. And the 2014 is a good vintage.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah and Zinfandel blend of steak accompaniment! Always a crowd pleaser. And the 2014 is a good vintage.

Jun 27th, 2018
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Started flabby and never really turned into anything interesting. Obnoxious quantities of vanilla and confected fruit. Little else. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of these types of wines on the market right now. QPR is atrocious.

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Started flabby and never really turned into anything interesting. Obnoxious quantities of vanilla and confected fruit. Little else. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of these types of wines on the market right now. QPR is atrocious.

Jan 1st, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Solid cab based blend. Big and smooth. NCWC tasting. Re-tasting next day: soft tannins, fruit forward, nice structure. Really good. Rating stands.

Solid cab based blend. Big and smooth. NCWC tasting. Re-tasting next day: soft tannins, fruit forward, nice structure. Really good. Rating stands.

Sep 30th, 2017
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.8

New vintage is more cab like.

New vintage is more cab like.

3 people found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

7.7

Nice and big. Syrah shows more than the other grapes. Might as well drink apothic though.

Nice and big. Syrah shows more than the other grapes. Might as well drink apothic though.

3 people found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2013
Matt Sterr

Fat and unctuous. Big chocolate-raspberry palate.

Fat and unctuous. Big chocolate-raspberry palate.

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2016
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

9.0

Perfectly enjoyable. Lush, with cab on the nose, dense dark fruit on the palate with notes of cocoa.

Perfectly enjoyable. Lush, with cab on the nose, dense dark fruit on the palate with notes of cocoa.

May 8th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Dark and jammy. You know the style.

Dark and jammy. You know the style.

Aug 26th, 2015