The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel

9.1963 ratings
8.816 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Cory Fierro

This has all the hallmarks of a quality zinfandel, down to the jammy red fruits and pepperish nose. What sets it apart is the first notes I smelled when I stuck my nose in the glass: gorgeous red and purple flowers that offer grace and beauty to an otherwise behemoth of a wine. At 15.9% abv this wine drinks even higher, if you can believe that. Drink with food, but enjoy regardless.

This has all the hallmarks of a quality zinfandel, down to the jammy red fruits and pepperish nose. What sets it apart is the first notes I smelled when I stuck my nose in the glass: gorgeous red and purple flowers that offer grace and beauty to an otherwise behemoth of a wine. At 15.9% abv this wine drinks even higher, if you can believe that. Drink with food, but enjoy regardless.

14 people found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2015
Robb Miller

I don't always drink Zin, but when I do it's awesome.

I don't always drink Zin, but when I do it's awesome.

8 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2014
Lauren Jenks

Jammy jam jam. A little pepper. Smooth. Good with my lamb curry.

Jammy jam jam. A little pepper. Smooth. Good with my lamb curry.

5 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2015
Kat Collins

Definitely needs to breathe a bit before drinking. Color is a deep ruby. Lots of black fruit, dried cranberries, medicinal, tobacco, and cedar. Alcohol is slightly hot when first opened. Tingled my nose. Tannins are medium, wine is full-bodied. Unusual bottle label. Not really my style wine, though. Too much power and not enough subtle.

Definitely needs to breathe a bit before drinking. Color is a deep ruby. Lots of black fruit, dried cranberries, medicinal, tobacco, and cedar. Alcohol is slightly hot when first opened. Tingled my nose. Tannins are medium, wine is full-bodied. Unusual bottle label. Not really my style wine, though. Too much power and not enough subtle.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2016
Ryan Vento

Juicy and rich. A delicious selection.

Juicy and rich. A delicious selection.

1 person found it helpfulJul 20th, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Sweet floral and herbal aromas, supple tannin structure, and a chalky citrus rind finish.

Sweet floral and herbal aromas, supple tannin structure, and a chalky citrus rind finish.

1 person found it helpfulApr 12th, 2015
Chris Harvey

Jammy, juicy, complex with lots of dark fruit and a little earthiness

Jammy, juicy, complex with lots of dark fruit and a little earthiness

1 person found it helpfulJun 29th, 2013
S C O T T  S H E L D E N

One of my favorites Zins. Never fails to please! #2012 #orinswift #zinfandel

One of my favorites Zins. Never fails to please! #2012 #orinswift #zinfandel

Apr 23rd, 2015
Matthew Marcino

Yup!

Jun 17th, 2013
Tom
8.9

Delicious very jammy, very fruit forward but not too sweet

Delicious very jammy, very fruit forward but not too sweet

Feb 1st, 2020