The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend

9.24274 ratings
9.087 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Charbono
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
Austin Baird

A good wine that used to be a GREAT wine. Zin blend that has notes of dark bramble fruit, light eucalyptus, and subtle earth.

A good wine that used to be a GREAT wine. Zin blend that has notes of dark bramble fruit, light eucalyptus, and subtle earth.

Jun 14th, 2022
Anthony Pro

Oak and smoke.

Plenty of fruit… as expected.

Consistently good wine.

Edit: too much fruit.

Oak and smoke.

Plenty of fruit… as expected.

Consistently good wine.

Edit: too much fruit.

Apr 15th, 2022
Anthony Pro

Oak.
Fruit.


More oak. Some more fruit.


A lot more oak.


Even more fruit.

Oak.
Fruit.


More oak. Some more fruit.


A lot more oak.


Even more fruit.

Oct 3rd, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Inspired by “mixed blacks” first made by Italian immigrants originally settling in Napa, blend of Zinfandel, Cab Sauv, Petite Sirah, Syrah & Charbono. Deep Ruby aromas of berries and complex spice. Aged 30% on new oak, combo of French/American barrels. Palate shows big flavors of cherry, blueberry & raspberry, bold spice lively acidity, vanilla & cedar notes, good balance. Fine tannins, long finish. Nice, drinking well, still can cellar. Note, ‘17, bigger & bolder than ‘16.

Inspired by “mixed blacks” first made by Italian immigrants originally settling in Napa, blend of Zinfandel, Cab Sauv, Petite Sirah, Syrah & Charbono. Deep Ruby aromas of berries and complex spice. Aged 30% on new oak, combo of French/American barrels. Palate shows big flavors of cherry, blueberry & raspberry, bold spice lively acidity, vanilla & cedar notes, good balance. Fine tannins, long finish. Nice, drinking well, still can cellar. Note, ‘17, bigger & bolder than ‘16.

Aug 3rd, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

Good to taste the 18 vintage. Powerful blend as always, layers of fruit and dark chocolate. Smooth finish.

Good to taste the 18 vintage. Powerful blend as always, layers of fruit and dark chocolate. Smooth finish.

Feb 21st, 2020
Boris Mathiszik

Good blend just like previous vintages. Lower rating because I think the wine hasn’t integrated enough yet and needs at least two more years of rest.

Good blend just like previous vintages. Lower rating because I think the wine hasn’t integrated enough yet and needs at least two more years of rest.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Evan Kennedy/Caroline Kielar

Delicious wine for special occasions. Dark fruit with leathery end, lingering finish, strong but well integrated tannins. Very smooth, tastes like a crisp late-fall day. BlackBerry, boisenberry, raisin, and leather.

Delicious wine for special occasions. Dark fruit with leathery end, lingering finish, strong but well integrated tannins. Very smooth, tastes like a crisp late-fall day. BlackBerry, boisenberry, raisin, and leather.

3 people found it helpfulMar 10th, 2018
Thomas W.

On the nose, deep red fruit. Getting like cherry, red beef, currant, vanilla. On first sip, lots of complexity. I get blackberry, cherry, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate, cherry tart, velvet. Like it's a good wine.

On the nose, deep red fruit. Getting like cherry, red beef, currant, vanilla. On first sip, lots of complexity. I get blackberry, cherry, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate, cherry tart, velvet. Like it's a good wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2022
DAL 9000

Let it breathe! The second glass was smoother aroma and bigger taste. Medium plum aroma. Then black cherries changing to blackberries changing to a dry tannic plum finish. You can feel the layers changing.

Let it breathe! The second glass was smoother aroma and bigger taste. Medium plum aroma. Then black cherries changing to blackberries changing to a dry tannic plum finish. You can feel the layers changing.

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2020
Dave Hampton

Absolutely phenomenal. Opened a bottle mistakingly believed it was a bottle of our everyday favorite.

First sip and I was sold!

Absolutely phenomenal. Opened a bottle mistakingly believed it was a bottle of our everyday favorite.

First sip and I was sold!

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2019