Prisoner Orin Swift Napa 2003

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Jammy black currant and blueberry fruit greet the nose showing off a bit of a pruny edge with very black peppery top notes and a slightly dusty ch... Read more

Aromatic, some white flowers aromas. Fresh in mooth, you feel peach sirup, and it has a quite long finish. To pair with lobster. Read more

Full body, medium acid. Red fruits, cinnamon, ginger, leather. Soft, lush texture. Heavy wood and game notes. Complex. High tannins in the finish s... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Prisoner Orin Swift Napa

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065210,993
2.50 5
02/06/2013

Jammy black currant and blueberry fruit greet the nose showing off a bit of a pruny edge with very black peppery top notes and a slightly dusty character. In the mouth this has surprisingly intact acid, offering decent brightness and height in the mouth with lovely blackberry fruit but here is a fair amount of alcohol showing here, and while the fruit does show nice purity the wine is not particularly well balanced. 84pts


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Snooth User: Olivier
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4.00 5
07/22/2007

Aromatic, some white flowers aromas. Fresh in mooth, you feel peach sirup, and it has a quite long finish. To pair with lobster.


External Reviews for Prisoner Orin Swift Napa

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A nice mix of red fruit, herb and sweetly earthy flavors give appealing complexity, while soft tannins make it accessible now. The long finish promises improvement with age.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 94 HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDYoung and tight, with garrigue and roasted game aromas peeking out from a core of ripe black currant, plum and fig fruit. Lots of toast tobacco and iron as well. The finish is well-endowed with tannins, but they are ripe and pure. Best from 2008 through 2025.Wine Advocate ReviewRated 92+The 2003 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape turned out as well as I could have hoped and is certainly an outstanding wine, deep ruby/purple with a tight but promising nose of black fruits, loamy, earthy notes intermixed with pepper, smoke, licorice, and dried herbs. The wine is somewhat closed in the mouth (but it had been bottled 30 days prior to my visit), has full bodied, moderately high, slightly rustic tannins, but big-impact flavors with plenty of texture, density, and purity. Give this wine 3-5 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 20 years.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2011

Exotically rich, with candied lemon peel, dried pineapple, mango and papaya flavors that glide effortlessly, followed by hints of cardamom, chamomile tea and macadamia nut. Long, creamy finish lets the flavors play out wonderfully. Drink now through ... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2003 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 750ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Deep, dense red color. Vibrant aromas of cherry, wild herbs, fresh flowers and minerals. Energetic and sweet, showing no overripe qualities; offers a silky, suave texture and wonderfully pure red berry, fresh plum, kirsch and fig flavors. Those with an aversion to the funky, gamey character that can characterize Beaucastel in andrdquo;typicalandrdquo; vintages owe it to themselves to check this out. Clearly, the Perrins know what to do with grenache, even if itandrsquo;s not their favorite grape.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Good intensity. This inky red barrel sample shows tight flavors of toasty oak, ripe plum and blueberry and polished, almost elegant texture, with very well-integrated tannins. Modern style and structure give this wine a bright, sophisticated character.


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142165 Snooth User: cbarbata
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

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08/12/2013

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08/12/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: pale yellow. Nose: acacia flowers, honey. Palate: very rich and smooth.

Colour: pale yellow. Nose: acacia flowers, honey. Palate: very rich and smooth.

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