Wilfred Wong 94
The 2016 Prisoner Wine Company Thorn Merlot snuck up on me. At first, I enjoyed it. As it aerated, I found myself returning for additional sips and savors. TASTING NOTES: This wine is deep, yet stylish and mindful of the grape's inherent qualities. Its aromas and flavors of berries, savory spices, and earth should pair it perfectly with braised lamb shanks.
Wine Spectator 91
"A big red, featuring concentrated kirsch, dark plum and dark currant flavors, loaded with baker's chocolate accents. Asian spice and mocha notes linger on the grippy finish, with firm tannins. Drink now through 2023. 50,000 cases made."
Earthy aromas open up into cocoa, blackberry, cedar, and anise. Its smooth with flavors of cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and a mild toastiness. The finish is long with balanced acidity.~winery notes
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We work with passionate, devoted growers to source varietals from the best vineyards and appellations located across California in order to create interesting wine blends that are thought provoking and approachable.
With over a decade of winemaking experience at Paso Robles' prestigious Wild Horse Winery, Winemaker Chrissy Wittmann leads The Prisoner winemaking team who along with our family of growers, work together to craft our selection of distinctly stylistic wines. These include: The Prisoner, Blindfold, Cuttings, Saldo, and Thorn.