The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel

9.035 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. A Pretty color.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, oak, black olives, vanilla, licorice, cloves and black pepper.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, chocolates, licorice, cloves, spices, oak, vanilla and peppercorn.

Medium plus in length on the finish with firm tannins (after 45 minutes) and tangy cranberries.

This Zinfandel from California is always enjoyable. Big and bold, and a good party wine. Very fruity and spicy with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.

Might be too sweet for some.

15.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. A Pretty color.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, oak, black olives, vanilla, licorice, cloves and black pepper.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, chocolates, licorice, cloves, spices, oak, vanilla and peppercorn.

Medium plus in length on the finish with firm tannins (after 45 minutes) and tangy cranberries.

This Zinfandel from California is always enjoyable. Big and bold, and a good party wine. Very fruity and spicy with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.

Might be too sweet for some.

15.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Nov 28th, 2018
Matt

Fantastic

Fantastic

Apr 21st, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) Аромат спелых чёрных ягод, шоколада, кедра, гвоздики и много-много ванили. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, бархатистыми, сухими танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе с заметной спиртуозностью. Отлично!

17/20 (92/100) Аромат спелых чёрных ягод, шоколада, кедра, гвоздики и много-много ванили. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, бархатистыми, сухими танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе с заметной спиртуозностью. Отлично!

Mar 24th, 2019
Kirk Irwin

Leather. Some cherry in nose. Not a strong nose. The flavor start light ends strong with heating tannins. Apple berry, cinnamon, spice. Really like this one.

Leather. Some cherry in nose. Not a strong nose. The flavor start light ends strong with heating tannins. Apple berry, cinnamon, spice. Really like this one.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Seth Quinones

Really good and dark. Had for New Years

Really good and dark. Had for New Years

Jan 1st, 2019
Steve Rura

Saldo season! This is my favorite mid-priced full-bodied red, but it’s too heavy before mid to late Fall. Just right with oaky sweetness, jammy fruit, and a dash of savory seasoning. Prepping Monday-off dinner with chicken thighs, kimchi potatoes and arugula.

Saldo season! This is my favorite mid-priced full-bodied red, but it’s too heavy before mid to late Fall. Just right with oaky sweetness, jammy fruit, and a dash of savory seasoning. Prepping Monday-off dinner with chicken thighs, kimchi potatoes and arugula.

Oct 22nd, 2018
Kim Brater

Wowza. Now this is a Zin. So, so good. Juicy with delicious fruit that hits you up front with a nice round and slightly spicy finish. Damn good.

Wowza. Now this is a Zin. So, so good. Juicy with delicious fruit that hits you up front with a nice round and slightly spicy finish. Damn good.

Sep 15th, 2018
Stephen Sternberger

To me, not your everyday Zin. The lack of pepper and spice and the abundance of deep meaty fruits completely fooled me. That’s not to say it isn’t pleasant but as another commentator mentioned, it needs food. It’s a big, big wine with a lingering almost sweet finish of strawberry and dark chocolate. If priced more appropriately, it might be something I’d consider again. It’s a one-off for me.

To me, not your everyday Zin. The lack of pepper and spice and the abundance of deep meaty fruits completely fooled me. That’s not to say it isn’t pleasant but as another commentator mentioned, it needs food. It’s a big, big wine with a lingering almost sweet finish of strawberry and dark chocolate. If priced more appropriately, it might be something I’d consider again. It’s a one-off for me.

Aug 26th, 2018
Tom Heckert

Paired with a pork belly "blt" salad. Jammy and very fruity. Mellow finish.

Paired with a pork belly "blt" salad. Jammy and very fruity. Mellow finish.

Aug 23rd, 2018
Chris Jahns

Bold Fruit forward, not too peppery.

Bold Fruit forward, not too peppery.

Jun 2nd, 2018