The Prisoner truly is... “one of a kind”. When Dave Phinney (founder) launched the wine in 2003, there really was no other wine like it. Inspired and created by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley, it was innovative and unique. In the late '90s a handful of Napa producers took an interest in making this style of wine. The blend soon began to incorporate not only Zinfandel, but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono, and Grenache.
Orin Swift 2010 "The Prisoner" is aged in a combination of new and seasoned oak. This vintage comes fully loaded with ripe red and black fruits, layers of sweet oak and spice.
44% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 2% Charbono, and 1% Grenache.
Wine Spectator 92 Points