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The Prisoner Wine Company
2019 The Prisoner
2016 Derange

2019 Prisoner: Originally created by Dave Phinney, The Prisoner Wine Company continues to source from multiple small family growers in creating artisan-styled blends that are “unrestricted by tradition.” Sourced from multiple vineyards, this wine is a composite of Zinfandel blended together with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono. It is deeply opaque and immediately reveals its personality with a wealth of black and blue fruit preserves. The core is intermingled with savory spices and a hefty dollop of dark cocoa powder. It has plenty of ripe, sweet tannins that make it more modern in style and immediately attractive.

2016 Derange:This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel from Napa Valley sites that include Lee Hudson in Carneros and York Creek in Spring Mountain. The imposing, unapologetic bottle weighs as much as the big flavors inside! This is a serious massive wine! The color is dark red leaning more to the opaque side. The aromas are ripe dark fruit, baking spices, dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, and vanilla accents. It is a mouthfeel and extraordinarily rich on entry. The finish is smooth and velvety with enough acidity to carry you on this journey a few extra minutes. Derange is a wine build for age but it is so good now, why wait?
By Perry Miroballi