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Orin Swift Zinfandel Blend Napa Valley the Prisoner 2006
The 2006 blends the lush berry flavors of Zinfandel(51%), power and concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon(23%), with the dark black fruit of Syrah (12%), and the intensity and structure of Petit Sirah(6%), the flesh of Charbono (6%) and a hint of Grenache(2%) combining for a decadent wine with great complexity.
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now this is a red to get your hands around as it gets around you Good Value for the money
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.
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.
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.
Among my top 5 favorite bottles ever, at any price.
Very bold. Very delicious.
External Reviews for Orin Swift Zinfandel Blend Napa Valley the Prisoner
Full body, medium acid. Red fruits, cinnamon, ginger, leather. Soft, lush texture. Heavy wood and game notes. Complex. High tannins in the finish suggest some cellar time.
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 ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 1500ml
Good full red. Less obviously ripe aromas of black cherry, dark berries, cocoa powder and smoke, plus a faint medicinal nuance. More open in the mouth today that the last; shows lovely sweetness and texture and very good cut and thrust. Hints of leather and game. Not quite as ripe as the '97, but finishes quite persistent, with a subtly perfumed quality. This may well be for drinking after the '97.
As I stated last year, there is no Hommage a Jacques Perrin in 2006, but Beaucastelandrsquo;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: 2012andndash;2028.
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.
Deep ruby to the rim. Moderately full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Highly extracted. Mildly oaked. Mildly tannic. Black fruits, minerals. Full, fleshy aromas with a rounded personality. Firmly structured through the finish, with a deep core of black fruits. Approachable now, but this is built to age.
Dark red color. Sweet, lush but energetic aromas of bitter cherry, redcurrant, rhubarb, espresso and damp earth. Silky and fine-grained, with a wonderfully suave texture and youthful, primary dark berry, singed cherry and licorice flavors. The very fine, dusty tannins perfectly frame the sweet, fresh red berry flavors. Finishes seamless and very long.
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