The Prisoner (2017)


Textured, luscious and just juicy enough, The Prisoner Wine Company’s 2017 “The Prisoner” boasts notes of ripe berries balanced by rich flavors of chocolate and roasted fig. The Napa Valley blend (inspired by the field blends, or “mixed blacks,” traditionally made by European farmers) incorporates zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, petite sirah and charbono. Rather than becoming a flavor hodgepodge, the mélange of grapes results in a remarkably smooth but striking wine.