2013 The Prisoner Zinfandel Blend

44% Zinfandel
20% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Petite Sirah
16% Syrah
2% Charbono

Aromas of briar fruits and dried cherry are accented by hints of vanilla and toasted oak. On the palate, tiers of blueberry, ripe mulberry and boysenberry give way to an edge of espresso, cracked pepper and a seasoning of fall spice. These dense aromas and flavors culminate in a linger- ing finish framed by refined tannins.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, #215, Oct 2014, Robert M Parker Jr.

92 points

“This dense, full-bodied, opulent red reveals gutsy, rich, peppery, meaty, blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice notes. A savory, lusty, heady red, it begs for a grilled steak or a big, juicy hamburger.”