An unexpected yet artful wine, Saldo Zinfandel Red Wine by The Prisoner Wine Company offers dense concentration of flavor backed by good acidity. This red California wine features outstanding fruit from premier Northern California vineyards in the Dry Creek, Lodi, and Amador regions, where zinfandel grapes have thrived for decades. Made with a mix of zinfandel, petite sirah, and syrah red grapes masterfully welded together with love and precision, this red wine opens with intriguing and bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spice. Each mouthwatering sip of this dark red wine is rich, full, and scintillating, with a hint of chocolate, leading to a smooth, voluptuous finish with soft, velvety tannins. Barrel aging in a combination of old and new, French and American oak barrels brings out the full flavors of this delicious red wine, adding to its exquisitely smooth palate. A food-friendly wine, this Saldo zinfandel wine pairs well with grilled steaks, aged cheddar or provolone, pasta with red sauce, charcuterie, and a variety of spicy dishes.
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"The wines of Dave Phinney capture the imagination in a way unlike almost any we know of in today's competitive wine market. They are unapologetically full-flavored and intense, yet with a backbone of structure that beautifully holds it all in place. Department 66 is a passion project of Dave's born out of an inspiring visit to the village of Maury in the Rousillon, which falls within France's 66th department. Dave discovered, in his words, "perhaps the most amazing confluence of vineyards I've ever been exposed to." He spent days driving around with his jaw agape, stunned by the raw beauty of this truly unique place. The terrain is dominated by black schist with small deposits of Granite and Limestone in red rocky soils known as Angile. From it, Dave Phinney and his crew craft three wines: the dark and concentrated D66 made of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan; the aromatic, opulent and layered Fragile Rosé; and a new release known as Others, which is a rich, intense wine that introduces old vine Mourvedre to the blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. In recent years, Dave has built a winery in Maury and ammassed over 300 acres of vineyards, many of which are 60-100 years in vine age. Maury is not a second home to the Phinney family, but rather their "other home" as its place in their hearts and minds is second to none."