Thursday, May 17, 2007
What's in the Gullet Tonight
Tonight's feature wine is The Prisoner out of Orin Swift Cellars. This delicious wine use to be a cult favorite within the Napa Valley (a little gem that not many people knew about outside of the valley, and we were glad for it). That is until Wine Spectator got a hold of it, gave it 90-something points and then forced a higher production and price for the wine. To be fair though, it's still an unpretentious and super juicy wine. Owner/Winemaker Dave Phinney blends Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah and Charbono for a super-fruity, rich, and delicious wine. The best part, it's under $30!! A relatively high alcohol content and the ripe Zin, Cab., Syrah, combo make this a Napa Valley fruit bomb with loads of cherry, licorice, blackberry flavors. It should no doubt make you a return customer. Get on their mailing list and you might even be privileged enough to get your hands on their Mercury Head "label" as well. shhh!! Let's keep that from Wine Spectator shall we?