Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Prisoner (Red Blend) 2008 Orin Swift Cellars California

Here is a fine Napa blend of 46% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 2% Charbono, and 1% Grenache.

Deep violet colors in the glass, spreading to a garnet outer ring, with aromas of red berry and ripe black cherry and wafts of smoke. Opens softly with big fruit flavors of raspberry, and later hints of black pepper and a dried herb, licorice and coffee finish, shows great complexity and structure.

Robert Parker: 90 pts
Wine Spectator: 92 pts

Retails: $35

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