ORIN SWIFT THE PRISONER - 2005
48% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 2% Charbono. From Napa Valley with 15.2% alcohol.
Red-purple color with grape bubble gum, vanilla, strawberry and hints of pine on the nose. Lots of black currant, blackberry, sweet strawberry, fig, spice and plum on finish. Big wine with lots of polish but alcohol is slightly out of check. Silky with toasty oak.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This wine is clearly not up to its lineage. I think previous vintages are far superior to the 2005. Wine Spectator gave this $32 wine 93 points, but it comes up shy of that for me. I really love this The Prisoner wines but I'd recommend some of the vintages that precede this one.