• SN: 94

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  • RP: 95

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  • ST: 92

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  • WS: 93

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The Prisoner Saldo 2010

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2010 vintage white Wine by Chateau de Beaucastel from Rhone, France

Editorial Reviews for The Prisoner Saldo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
0.00 5

Sweet and dusty on the nose, this shows aromas of tight red fruits flecked with mineral and allspice notes. On entry the texture is quite silky with black cherry fruit that is threaded with a contrasting medicinal edge. There is lovely purity and aromatic fruit, violet and sweet spice notes that are wrapped up in a restrained, slightly chewy package. The finish is long and pure, exhibiting excellent tension and focus in the mouth and right through the end. A bit reticent today but really very fine. 94pts

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Snooth User: smullen27
4.50 5

Another blockbuster from Dave Phinney of Orin Swift...delicious.

Snooth User: Sandy R
4.00 5

Yummy! Smoother, don't get hit with peppery taste. More fruity than spicy.

Snooth User: sevalley
5.00 5

I only recently got more into drinking and rating wine, and this is the bottle that got me into it. It blew my mind. The deep complex blend of reds was the most amazing wine I have every tasted.

Snooth User: drunkbunny
4.50 5

Delicious, complex, deep, and cavernous. Like bunny's favorite hiding places.

Snooth User: sayheykid22
4.50 5

Wow. Damn near perfect.

Snooth User: vinchien
0.50 5

Had this on Febriary 18 and had to refuse it, even after decanting. The 2010 vintage is nowhere close to the quality of earlier vintages like '05 and '08. No real mouth feel on the start and absolutely no tannin on the finish. Exceptionally disappointing for what has been a solid zin/cab blend in recent years.

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External Reviews for The Prisoner Saldo

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits

Marc Perrin, of the family that has owned Beaucastel since 1909, says cool nights in August were key to quality in 2010, helping to preserve acidity in the grapes. The blend is a mix of approximately 30 percent Grenache, 30 percent Mourvèdre, 10 percent Syrah and 10 percent Counoise with small amounts of the remaining nine permitted varieties. Grapes are destemmed, flash-heated, then macerated in vats for two weeks. Fermentation takes place in a mix of cement and steel tanks. 7,500 cases made.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines

This is plush and seamless a broad white brimming with apricot fruit fully backed with umami richness. There

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Bright ruby. Sexy spice- and mineral-accented aromas of red and dark fruit preserves and garrigue. Juicy and expansive on the palate offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors a hint of smokiness and intense minerality. Tannins come on late and are quickly sucked up by this wine s intense fruit. Rich and lively with excellent finishing clarity and length. Stephen Tanzers IWC.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Interestingly enough even though many of the 2010 Perrin et Fils selections from the southern Rhone were scheduled to be bottled right after my visit the 2010 Beaucastel had already been put in bottle. This is a gorgeous wine a classic blend of 30% Grenache 30% Mourvedre 10% Syrah 10% Counoise and the balance the other permitted varietals in the appellation. Deep purple with loads of bouquet garni beef blood blackberry kirsch smoke and truffle this wine is full-bodied rich and showing even better than it did last year. I still think it needs 3-5 years of cellaring and it should last for 25-30 years as most of the top vintages of Beaucastel do. -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits

Vivid ruby. Fresh raspberry and cherry on the intensely perfumed nose. Sappy and sweet, with deep red fruit preserve flavors and hints of succulent herbs and rose pastille. Packs a punch but also shows impressive energy and balance. The raspberry note carries through on the finish, which also features a suave, slow-building note of star anise.

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Source: Luxurious Drinks

Beaucastel Hommage Jac Perrin 2010 - France - Region: Rhone - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml

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Through the success of his Prisoner label, Orin Swift Cellars owner/winemaker Dave Phinney has gained access to some of the best Zinfandel vineyards in the Northern California growing community.

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2010 vintage white Wine by Chateau de Beaucastel from Rhone, France


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