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Orin Swift Prisoner Imperial 2006

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(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

Orin Swift Cellars:
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to l... Read more
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to like wine." In truth, I did enjoy wine and even more, I enjoyed the idea of what I perceived to be an honorable and honest profession. Having just finished an internship for a congressman the previous semester, the latter was very important to me. When I returned to the States, I tried to immerse myself in all aspects of the wine business, which is no easy task being in the middle of the desert at the University of Arizona. As luck would have it, I found a professor in the agriculture department who was also interested in growing grapes and in the spring of 1997 the University planted a one-acre experimental block in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. Equally important was the experience I gained while working at one of Tucson's finest retail wine shops learning the hardest part of the wine business, selling the stuff. A few months later, I found myself with a degree in political science working my first harvest for the Robert Mondavi Winery. I cut my teeth as the low man and only white guy on an all-Mexican nightshift. I was hooked. The next year, I started Orin Swift Cellars with two tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes and as my wife likes to say, with one pair of shoes. Over the last few years we've continued to grow, adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc to the program, as well as streamlining the Zinfandel into what is now our flagship wine, "The Prisoner". In addition, we recently purchased forty-eight acres of raw land in the hills above Oakville and hope to someday build a winery there. Until then, we welcome you to visit us at our newly renovated offices and tasting room located in the heart of downtown St. Helena at the historic Odd Fellows Lodge. From all of us at Orin Swift Cellars, we thank you for your interest and hope you continue to enjoy the wines, which we proudly offer. Read less

Member Reviews for Orin Swift Prisoner Imperial

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Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
201091439
4.00 5
06/28/2009

Medium bodied and spicy, with sweet oak. Great wine, great price! Very sip worthy.


Snooth User: Zinmaniac
543364161
4.50 5
06/03/2012

Deep dark red, classic Zinfandel aromas of jam, blackberries and spice, full-bodied and smooth, dark fruits and hint of black cherry, with peppery and spicy finish, lingering warmth and light tannins.


Snooth User: rjrausch
170543139
5.00 5
05/17/2009

To date, my favorite red blend. A light aroma with bright berries and some tobacco. Very smooth with a long finish and strong blackberry flavors with a sweet side. Very well balanced and easy to drink. Price may kick it out of the everyday list and into the special occasion list, but still a good wine for the price. 51% Zin, 23% Cab Sauv, 12% Syrah, 6% Petit Sirah, 6% Charbono, 2% Grenache.


Snooth User: brad8983
17518359
4.50 5
05/29/2009

I dug this quite a bit. Stays on the tongue for quite a while...


Snooth User: LynnATL
17878938
3.00 5
05/26/2009

tasted and purchased at their tasting room 5/09. Enjoyed the big fruit. Approachable.


Snooth User: amedros
24930821
3.50 5
01/23/2010

Very big fruit. Can taste a little young. We keep this stocked at all times as great drinking wine.


External Reviews for Orin Swift Prisoner Imperial

External Review
04/30/2010

Napa Cellars Zinfandel 2006 and all other premium wine from Napa Cellars available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


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10/22/2014

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External Review
04/01/2008

Orin Swift The Prisoner Zinfandel Blend Napa A highly sought after Zinfandel blend. Dark, big, and packed with zesty wild berry, spice, floral and currant flavors. Incredible winemaking, with vineyard sources like Tofanelli and Morisoli that make it truly magical. A favorite wine for any occasion.



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(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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