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Orin Swift Cellars the Prisoner 2014Orin Swift Cellars the Prisoner 2014
rws39610Regular price: $38.00Sale price: $34.99
Size: 750ml
Country: USA
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa Valley
Producer: Orin Swift

The Prisoner is an innovative red blend that takes its stylistic cue from the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by Italian immigrants who originally settled the Napa Valley. In the late 90’s there were a handful of Napa producers beginning to make this style of wine again. The blend soon began to incorporate not only Zinfandel, but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono, and Grenache.

The wine has a dense red and black hue that is framed in vibrant crimson. Aromas of Bing cherry, espresso, roasted fig and vanillin oak accents are persistent. The entry is powerful and generous supported with lively acidity while flavors of ripe raspberry, pomegranate and wild berry fruit linger harmoniously. Soft, integrated tannin chains allow the wine to be approachable now and provides for a pleasant finish.

Vineyards: Heitz Ink Grade, Rodgers, Somerston, Mabel Tiedemann, Solari, Korte, Page Nord, York Creek, Tofanelli, Luchtel, Rancho Chimiles, Black Sears, Stagecoach

46% Zinfandel
22% Cabernet Sauvignon
18% Petite Sirah
12% Syrah
2% Charbono
Alc/Vol 15.2%