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The Prisoner 2016

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Martin Geleynse reviewed this wine as follows:

This bold blend combines Zinfandel with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono to create a robust, ripe, smooth salute to the 'mixed-blacks' field blends of early Italian immigrants to California. Named for and featuring the 1807 etching by Francisco de Goya on the label, this is a wine that will deliver dark chocolate and clove alongside rich dark fruit tones. A powerhouse wine that calls for a grilled steak.
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This wine has picked up a lot of steam, in popularity. Part of it is the stylishness of its presentation, quite simple. The blend, however, is not. It contains Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and a dash of Charbono. It's very rich; clocking over 15.5% alcohol.
Glass-coating ruby red, with a dark core.
The aromas have a ton of oak; both French and American (30% new).
It shows it in the aromas a lot. Chestnut, chocolate, and vanilla. The fruit are pleasant, but perhaps going over to tertiary (age) already. There's lots of jammy currant and cassis. Cherry, plum, and prune, with plenty more chocolate on the finish.
If someone were to ask you what sort of wine encapsulates current tastes in North America, it would be styles like this. Unapologetically easy-going and drinkable. It could probably age 5-7 years, but freshness is essential when you are as big a wine as this. Have it sooner, rather than later. Open 2019-2022.

Natalie's Review

The Prisoner 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Fleshy ripe black plum and blackberry aromas on the nose follows through with those juicy flavours on the palate of this full-bodied, supple, smooth Californian red wine made from the classic grape Cabernet Sauvignon in the heart of Napa Valley. Pair with grilled meats or roast beef. Drink: 2018-2024. 104299 15.20% D 750 mL  $49.95 Score: 93/100. March 2, 2018 Top Rated Red Wine. Glorious Game Wine  Full Review




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