The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel

9.1936 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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
Sam Moore

Gift from the in-laws, super smooth, fruity, delish!

Gift from the in-laws, super smooth, fruity, delish!

Oct 19th, 2019
Harriet K

Purchased at Costco. $19.99
Enjoy it.

Purchased at Costco. $19.99
Enjoy it.

Oct 11th, 2019