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  • The Prisoner 2013


    Surprisingly great wine for a blend. Have recommended to many Read More

    Wine review by runningbear

  • Zinfandel will have its day in the cool November sun this Wednesday as the ... ... ... Klinker Brick Winery and The Prisoner winery. According to the restaurant's website, the evening's dinner menu includes Champagne scallop soup, wild boar paté, quail with duck confit, lamb loin Wellington and caramel carrot cake. A National Zinfandel Day eve... Read More

    From the article Special Tastings Across US Scheduled for National Zinfandel Day

  • Last night we had a bottle of 2012 Ty Caton EntYcement Red Blend.Best ... is ... ... is the poor man's The Prisoner.  Zin based blend.I'd give it a pretty damn good for the $20 I paid for Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Wow, there's a lot for me to get caught up on.Czarina, do you have ... ... Robles.  Heck, look at The Prisoner.  A few years ago people went crazy for that.  They still do.  The same company also puts out "Blindfold," "Cuttings," and "Saldo."  The name of the guy who origianlly produced The Prisoner escapes me, and I think he has sold out his ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner

  • The night before was a Paso Robes white rhone blend. Just awful.Tonight I took the wine for what it was, a $16 supermarket wine, and paired accordingly. The blueberry creamsicle was not a good thing but after some air the acid came forward, the fruit brightened up a bit and the chalk mellowed. Still had sweet oak bit for the price I'm just happy... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner

  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner

  • I am being held prisoner in solitary confinement in a universe of wine.  The Beringer Knight's Valley cab is good for a daily, but the cost here is equal to something I would have on the weekend.  I won't pay $45 for it.  In Seattle last month, I declined because the cheapest I could find it was $27.  How is it possible that it's still practical... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • GT -  I don't know if Ruth's Chris will allow you to bring in your own wine; I imagine they would with a high corkage fee.  I have some friends that typically do that when they visit restaurants in Washington DC, but I find it highly inconvenient to carry a bottle (and especially not a white that requires cooling) on the Metro or in my car on a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Well, I volunteered at my second Wine in the Water Park event last night and we ... I selected a glass of 'The Prisoner' red blend, both at $22 per glass.  You might note that I passed up a glass of the Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (at $25 per glass), partly to expand my horizons and partly because I prefer their Napa Valley C... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Napa Cellars Zinfandel 2012


    The nose is a pleasant blend of red fruit, strawberries, plum, green grass and tar. The taste is very jammy up front, with rich fruit, plum, blackberry and strawberry that transitioned to some dusty limestone and smoke midpalate. The finish was smooth and very dry, with a smoky accent that lingered for a good while. See the full review on my bl... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

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