#47 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009
The 2007 blends the lush berry flavors of Zinfandel, the power and concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon, the dark black fruit of Syrah, the intensity and structure of Petite Sirah, the flesh of Charbono, and a hint of Grenache - all combined for a decadent wine with great complexity.
We continue to receive an overwhelming amount of inquiries about "The Prisoner". Not just the wine, but the image on the label. The image is inspired by an original etching depicting a prisoner in chains Dave Phinney received as a gift from his mother and father (Orin and Swift).
"Offers both style and structure, with lively aromas of black raspberry, cracked pepper and mocha that lead to plush, layered flavors of wild berry, fresh sage and licorice. Ripe tannins sneak in on the finish. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono and Grenache. Drink now through 2014. 39,000 cases made."
What a phenomenal wine. Nice slightly dry- more smokey. Berries, tobacco, anise and bacon. Just wonderful.
If you can get your hands on this wine, you will find that it pleases many palettes. One of my favorite wines for entertaining a diverse group.
this wine is just so rich and delicious, big lushious berry, dark fruit with some spice, coffee, toffee, asian spice. do decant, it makes a big difference. the label is also a work of art, inspired from an original etching given to David Phinney by his mother and father (Orin and Swift).