The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel

9.145 ratings
8.73 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of very ripe black plum, blackberry, black cherry, intense vanilla; off dry, medium acid, medium tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; extremely ripe and full body, only moderately complex, quite jammy

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of very ripe black plum, blackberry, black cherry, intense vanilla; off dry, medium acid, medium tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; extremely ripe and full body, only moderately complex, quite jammy

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2019
Hayden B. Oothout

Jammy! This is a very bold wine, not really balanced but it is unique. 85% Zinfandel 15% blend of Syrah & Petite Sirah. The Zinfandel comes from 3 different AVA’s. It is a unique blend, I recommend it for someone who doesn’t know a lot about wine and likes a bold wine, you could really impress them. I wonder what this wine was like when Phinney was the winemaker.

Jammy! This is a very bold wine, not really balanced but it is unique. 85% Zinfandel 15% blend of Syrah & Petite Sirah. The Zinfandel comes from 3 different AVA’s. It is a unique blend, I recommend it for someone who doesn’t know a lot about wine and likes a bold wine, you could really impress them. I wonder what this wine was like when Phinney was the winemaker.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2019
David Russell

15.5%

15.5%

Sep 5th, 2020
Grover May

Fruit forward with cedar and vanilla. Sweet and full bodied.

Fruit forward with cedar and vanilla. Sweet and full bodied.

May 30th, 2020
Ethan Gilmore

Delicious

Delicious

Apr 23rd, 2020
M. Christopher Roebuck

Drank half last night. Tonight, this was a nice pair with blackened tuna. Big blackfruit with a little residual sugar cut the Cajun spices just right for me. My beautiful wife and her equally chic mother are having Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio with salmon. I really dislike salmon.

91+ points

Drank half last night. Tonight, this was a nice pair with blackened tuna. Big blackfruit with a little residual sugar cut the Cajun spices just right for me. My beautiful wife and her equally chic mother are having Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio with salmon. I really dislike salmon.

91+ points

Apr 19th, 2020
Steve Rura

An old fave, 2017 vintage. Sweeter and more pruney than I remember.

An old fave, 2017 vintage. Sweeter and more pruney than I remember.

Apr 4th, 2020
Brittany Leamon

Really delicious and interesting. John and I got almost no fruit, unlike some of the other ‘jammy’ reviews noted. Maybe the food pairing? We were surprised to see that when we went to jot down tasting thoughts... both noted it was unusually un- jammy for a zin as well tasted it. Will but again.

Really delicious and interesting. John and I got almost no fruit, unlike some of the other ‘jammy’ reviews noted. Maybe the food pairing? We were surprised to see that when we went to jot down tasting thoughts... both noted it was unusually un- jammy for a zin as well tasted it. Will but again.

Feb 8th, 2020
Patti Petree

John loves! At Willow’s

John loves! At Willow’s

Jan 14th, 2020
Mj Barba

This is outstanding for the value. Fruit forward jammy hints of dark berry.

This is outstanding for the value. Fruit forward jammy hints of dark berry.

Jan 7th, 2020