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We Speak Wine USD 38.95 750ml

Thorn Merlot By the Prisoner Wine Company Napa Valley 2014

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THE PRISONER WINE COMPANY: Our winemaking team works with a family of growers to source a diverse variety of grapes from premier vineyards throughout California. The resulting wines are interesting blends of distinct quality and character. ABOUT THE WINE: While working with our growers in Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The Merlot was blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit. WINEMAKER NOTES: Earthy aromas open up into cocoa, blackberry, cedar, and anise. The entry is smooth with flavors of cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and a mild toastiness. The finish is long with balanced acidity. THE BLEND: 77% Merlot 23% Blend of Malbec and Syrah AGING: A combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels, 30% new

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External Reviews for Thorn Merlot By the Prisoner Wine Company Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/15/2018

THE PRISONER WINE COMPANY: Our winemaking team works with a family of growers to source a diverse variety of grapes from premier vineyards throughout California. The resulting wines are interesting blends of distinct quality and character. ABOUT THE WINE: While working with our growers in Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The Merlot was blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit. WINEMAKER NOTES: Earthy aromas open up into cocoa, blackberry, cedar, and anise. The entry is smooth with flavors of cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and a mild toastiness. The finish is long with balanced acidity. THE BLEND: 77% Merlot 23% Blend of Malbec and Syrah AGING: A combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels, 30% new


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 05/15/2018

About the Wine: While working with our growers in the Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The sources of Merlot were blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit. Winemaker Notes: Deep purple in color, releasing aromas of black cherry with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Dense flavors of dark fruits and rich plum are framed by velvety tannins and a lush finish. The Blend: 78% Merlot 22% Syrah & Malbec The Vineyards: Merlot: Hudson, Stagecoach, Antica Syrah: Hudson Malbec: Trefethen Aging: 30% new oak, combination of French and American ** Only 2 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 01/25/2018

About the Wine: While working with our growers in the Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The sources of Merlot were blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit. Winemaker Notes: Deep purple in color, releasing aromas of black cherry with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Dense flavors of dark fruits and rich plum are framed by velvety tannins and a lush finish. The Blend: 78% Merlot 22% Syrah & Malbec The Vineyards: Merlot: Hudson, Stagecoach, Antica Syrah: Hudson Malbec: Trefethen Aging: 30% new oak, combination of French and American ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 07/07/2017

About the Wine: While working with our growers in the Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The sources of Merlot were blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit. Winemaker Notes: Deep purple in color, releasing aromas of black cherry with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Dense flavors of dark fruits and rich plum are framed by velvety tannins and a lush finish. The Blend: 78% Merlot 22% Syrah & Malbec The Vineyards: Merlot: Hudson, Stagecoach, Antica Syrah: Hudson Malbec: Trefethen Aging: 30% new oak, combination of French and American ** Only 6 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 03/30/2017

About the Wine: While working with our growers in the Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The sources of Merlot were blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit. Winemaker Notes: Deep purple in color, releasing aromas of black cherry with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Dense flavors of dark fruits and rich plum are framed by velvety tannins and a lush finish. The Blend: 78% Merlot 22% Syrah & Malbec The Vineyards: Merlot: Hudson, Stagecoach, Antica Syrah: Hudson Malbec: Trefethen Aging: 30% new oak, combination of French and American ** Only 7 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 10/19/2016

About the Wine: While working with our growers in the Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The sources of Merlot were blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit. Winemaker Notes: Deep purple in color, releasing aromas of black cherry with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Dense flavors of dark fruits and rich plum are framed by velvety tannins and a lush finish. The Blend: 78% Merlot 22% Syrah & Malbec The Vineyards: Merlot: Hudson, Stagecoach, Antica Syrah: Hudson Malbec: Trefethen Aging: 30% new oak, combination of French and American



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