WINEMAKER NOTES Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish.
THE BLEND Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Charbono
AGING A combination of French and American oak barrels, 30% new.
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 Chrissy Wittmann 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. Originally inspired by the “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who settled in Napa Valley. The Prisoner is now the most recognized Napa Valley red blend, leading the resurgence of interesting blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono.