About The Prisoner 2016 Napa Valley Red, Magnum 1.5L
Magnum 1.5 Liter
Ever since Dave Phinney's first release of The Prisoner, it has been a cult classic, snapped up every vintage by hordes of admirers. Winemaker Jennifer Beloz and her team continue the success of Prisoner by following the same formulas that Phinney perfected; working with a family of growers to source a diverse variety of grapes from premier vineyards throughout California. This is what gives The Prisoner blend the interesting and distinct quality and character. For example this 2016 was sourced from all of these vineyards: Rodgers, Somerston Estate, Tiedemann Ranch, Solari Family Vineyard, Korte Ranch, York Creek, Tofanelli Family Vineyard, Rancho Chimiles, Black Sears, Hudson, Antica of California and Sage Canyon Ranch. It's a blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono, aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 30% new. It shows bold aromas of black cherry and plum heightened by hints of oak and vanilla. A soft and velvety palate of anise, dark cocoa powder, black cherry and roasted pecans lead into a dense finish with luscious tannins.