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Size: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: United States
Region: California
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type: Screwtop
Vintage: 2014
ABV: 15.4
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Winemaker's Notes

Luscious and round with alluring aromas of black cherry and roasted herbs. The palette is savory and structured with flavors of robust black fruit, currant, and espresso. Ripe plum and peppery spice alongside complex tannins evolve into a delicate finish.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel.

Critical Acclaim

  • RP91
    The Wine Advocate - "The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Cuttings is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine, but blended with some Petite Sirah and Syrah as well as a touch of Zinfandel. This is outstanding wine, and there are 5,000 cases of it. The Cabernet comes from top sites such as the Inkgrade Vineyard that Les Behrens made well-known. The wine offers plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit as well as some licorice, truffle, and lead pencil shavings. It is full-bodied, again very opulent (a hallmark of all of the wines from The Prisoner) and finishes authoritatively. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
    Rating: 91+"

  • The Prisoner Wine Company Winery

    The Prisoner Founder and Winemaker Dave Phinney’s deep respect for the vineyards is rooted in an early attempt to make a sophisticated wine from a difficult site. Although he was frustrated by a situation that had him using every tool at his disposal and still coming up short, he learned lessons that inform his vineyard selection process now.

    "I came away from that experience with the unshakable belief that if you put your emphasis on the vineyard, what follows is much easier," he says. "The vineyard is everything."

    Most of Phinney’s time is spent exploring vineyard sites, meeting with growers and selecting the fruit that will be vinified and blended into The Prisoner. His method for vineyard selection includes assessing the site, soil, varietal, grower and provenance, or the history, of the vineyard.

    "Sometimes one of these aspects is enough, other times it's a combination of a few of these elements," he says. "With provenance, looks can be deceiving, so you have to trust in the track record of a vineyard as opposed to what you see. Occasionally you step into a vineyard and can't get to your phone fast enough to call the grower and lock up the grapes. Those experiences are one of a kind."








Size: 750 ml
Color: Red
ABV: 15.4%
Closure Type: Screwtop
Vintage: 2014
Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon
Organic
Kosher
Collectable
Sparkling
Taste: Deep, dark and rich. Vanilla and blueberry
Nose: blueberry, vanilla,raspberry and coffee grounds