Orin Swift Prisoner Imperial 2006

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now this is a red to get your hands around as it gets around you Good Value for the money Read more

This may just be the best wine I've tasted. Branham Jazz is right up there as well as the 2002 Silver Oak Cab but for $35-40 you simply won't find ... Read more

This is my fovorite wine - no other wine seems to change so much from opening the bottle and the first pour to an hour later (or so) when I'm finis... Read more

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Snooth User: cowdiddly
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4.00 5
01/19/2009

now this is a red to get your hands around as it gets around you Good Value for the money


Snooth User: fthead9
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5.00 5
12/12/2008

This may just be the best wine I've tasted. Branham Jazz is right up there as well as the 2002 Silver Oak Cab but for $35-40 you simply won't find a better wine. Very rich, complex, more chocolate than fruit, simply outstanding.


Snooth User: DickWeit
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5.00 5
09/13/2009

This is my fovorite wine - no other wine seems to change so much from opening the bottle and the first pour to an hour later (or so) when I'm finishing the bottle. This wine is a regular in my celler and goes well with or without food. It's extrememly versatile in pairing with almost anything.


Snooth User: hikesnbikes
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4.50 5
08/24/2009

We first discovered this wine in a restaurant in Denver Co. What a delight! This is one of the most delicious reds I have ever tasted. Bold, full & rich in the mouth, but so smooth in the finish! A personal favorite for special gathering.


Snooth User: JordanWollman
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5.00 5
07/22/2009

Among my top 5 favorite bottles ever, at any price.


Snooth User: jodiesq
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4.00 5
06/26/2009

Very bold. Very delicious.


Snooth User: Sandy R
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4.50 5
04/19/2013

Yummy!


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External Reviews for Orin Swift Prisoner Imperial

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Dark ruby red. Full-bodied. Medium fruit. Moderately tannic. Black fruits, herbs, tobacco. Reasonably packed and solid, with some jammy character. Not as flattering, ripe or aromatically developed as one would expect. This might improve with some cellar age.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2006 - Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rh


External Review
04/18/2013

This is a beautiful wine, holding a perfect balance between bright, fresh fruit and savory notes of leather and spice. The blackberry flavors have a cool, foresty feel; the minerality runs deep, as smooth and overt as the galets that pave Beaucastel’s vineyards. It’s completely welcoming right now, especially with a rack of lamb.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Much like it was in 1998, the blend for Beaucastel's 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape includes more Grenache (50%) since that varietal was both consistent and of high quality. The balance is 20% Mourvedre, and 30% such varietals as Syrah and Counoise. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by an earthy style, moderately high levels of tannin, and neither the suppleness nor forward flamboyance of the 2000 or 2001. Dense, full-bodied, and structured, the 2003 is clearly a vin de garde. It will require 5-6 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 15-18.


External Review
04/18/2013

As I stated last year, there is no Hommage a Jacques Perrin in 2006, but Beaucastel’s 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2028.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

There's a clarity to the red cherry scent of this wine, and the flavor follows through, clean and bright. Smoke, stones, and tannin emerge only in the end. Cellar to play up those notes; drink now with duck for pure holiday pleasure.


External Review
10/16/2008

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Winemaker's Notes:

(Limit 1 per client) Pre-release order now to secure your BIG bottle for September release! TOTAL PRIVATE PRODUCTION ONLY 5 units! Imperial bottlings of fine wines available for less than $1,000 are extremely rare. Most sell for $2,000 - $3,000 making this collectors item particularly rare. Note: this is the equivalent of 8 full bottles. This hand etched, private bottling is a once in a lifetime offer for very thirsty, very special occasions. Literally, a �dream bottling� for any Prisoner fan! Prisoner Tasting Notes: "Begins with rich aromas of fresh fruit that entice you to dive into this sultry wine. Loaded with dark blackberry, plums, a plethora of exotic spices and hints of smoky oak and caramel that are perfectly balanced for a delightfully big and rich experience at a delightfully easy to swallow price. This 2006 vintage is even smoother in texture and more complex in deep, dark red fruit flavors than the previous vintages. If you liked the Prisoner blend 2005 you will ADORE this new release because it�s an even more serious and age-worthy red wine to enjoy over the next five years. Wow!� Hal Oates, Porthos.com

(Limit 1 per client) Pre-release order now to secure your BIG bottle for September release! TOTAL PRIVATE PRODUCTION ONLY 5 units! Imperial bottlings of fine wines available for less than $1,000 are extremely rare. Most sell for $2,000 - $3,000 making this collectors item particularly rare. Note: this is the equivalent of 8 full bottles. This hand etched, private bottling is a once in a lifetime offer for very thirsty, very special occasions. Literally, a �dream bottling� for any Prisoner fan! Prisoner Tasting Notes: "Begins with rich aromas of fresh fruit that entice you to dive into this sultry wine. Loaded with dark blackberry, plums, a plethora of exotic spices and hints of smoky oak and caramel that are perfectly balanced for a delightfully big and rich experience at a delightfully easy to swallow price. This 2006 vintage is even smoother in texture and more complex in deep, dark red fruit flavors than the previous vintages. If you liked the Prisoner blend 2005 you will ADORE this new release because it�s an even more serious and age-worthy red wine to enjoy over the next five years. Wow!� Hal Oates, Porthos.com

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