Sunday, January 10, 2010
Orin Swift "The Prisoner" 2008 Wine Review (NW)
Blackberry, cherry, and spice on the nose
Full bodied and richly textured on the palate
Dark berries, chocolate, and spice with some alcohol burn
Here's a Zinfandel blend from Napa Valley that has garnered quite a bit recent acclaim. The 2007 was highly rated and the 2008 reviewed here just hit the shelves recently.
This wine is 47% Zinfandel with five other grapes in the blend such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. It's big and bold, with a bit of alcohol burn on the finish. I paid $61 recently at a restaurant, which isn't bad for a wine that goes for $35 retail. Raise a glass!