The Prisoner Red Blend 2017 Napa Valley 1.5L
Signed by Prisoner Wine Company Winemaker Niki Williams
The Prisoner was inspired by the “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in Napa Valley. The Prisoner is now the most recognized Napa Valley red blend, leading the resurgence of interesting blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono. The 2017 vintage features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish. The label is based on the Little Prisoner etching, by one of Spain’s most famous painters, Francisco de Goya, who lived from 1746-1828. It depicts the atrocities of war between France and Spain during the artist’s time.
Wilfred Wong – 93pts - “The Prisoner Red Wine has reached a new plateau. The 2017 vintage, in spite of its generous alcohol, is powerful and well-balanced. This wine is bold, persistent, and lasting. Its aromas and flavors of concentrated berries stay long and persistent on the palate. Pair it with a grilled prime cut ribeye.”
Wine Enthusiast - "The famous blend combines Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono from throughout the Napa Valley, combining the grapes into a robust, flavorful explosion of soft, richly rounded fruit and body. It's undeniably appealing."