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Thorn Merlot By the Prisoner Wine Company Napa Valley 2014

External Review by We Speak Wine:

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



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