Wilfred Wong 91
"Okay to all you folks who can't get enough of those muscular wines, you have to know this: The Prisoner red wine really dates back to the days when wines were enjoyed in tumblers instead of wine glasses. They were also full bodied and not so dry. These were some of the wines that I cut my teeth on some 40 years ago in the North Beach district of San Francisco. Red, sappy, full of punch and satisfying. Okay some of these wines came in 4.0 liter jugs, but you didn't even need a wine key and everyone seemed to enjoy the moment. Now smartphone yourself to the present and we have the artsy, tres chic and sophisticated version of California's red wine history (circa 1970) when table wines was just beginning in the marketplace. Welcome to the new standard! The 2014 Prisoner has a deep ruby black color; a blast of berries in the aromas, yet the fruit is clean and fresh, bright, big and lasting; full bodied, thick rich and very slight port-like note shows up; heavy, with lots of sweet tannins; big dense in the aftertaste. How do you serve this wine you ask? Yes it will overpower many traditional dishes. So just invite the gang over and watch a little NFL or NBA, serve pizza, grill burgers and have fun. (Tasted: December 3, 2015, San Francisco, CA)"-WW
"Bold aromas of black cherry and plum are heightened by hints of oak and Madagascar vanilla. A soft and velvety palate of anise, dark cocoa powder and roasted sage lead into a dense finish with luscious tannins." ~Winemaker's 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.