Sunday, January 10, 2010

Orin Swift "The Prisoner" 2008 Wine Review (NW)




Tasting notes:

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!

1 comment:

Alex said...

Yeah! Party at my house!