Full Review

The Prisoner

The Prisoner
2019 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$37.95

The Prisoner
2019 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Aromas of peony, amerena cherry, cedar, and vanilla with a medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-long desiccated strawberry, red velvet cake, and ripe blackberry finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A layer cake of a wine full of vanilla and cherry; great for casual meals and conversations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: peony, amerena cherry, cedar, and vanilla
Taste Flavor: desiccated strawberry, red velvet cake, and ripe blackberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A layer cake of a wine full of vanilla and cherry; great for casual meals and conversations.

The Producer

Acme Beverage Company

The Producer

Their Portfolio

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86 Beringer 2018 Founders’ Estate, Chardonnay, California 13.9% (USA) $9.00.
85 Beringer 2018 Founders’ Estate, Pinot Noir, California 13.9% (USA) $9.00.
BR Beringer 2018 Founders’ Estate, Merlot, California 13.8% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Beringer NV Main & Vine Rosé, California 11% (USA) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Beringer NV Main & Vine, Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $6.00.
BR Beringer NV Main & Vine, Chardonnay, California 13% (USA) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Beringer NV Main & Vine, Merlot, California 13% (USA) $6.00.
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91 Beringer 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $21.95.
94 Château Montelena 2018 Chardonnay, Napa Valley 13.9% (USA) $44.95.
BR Flowers 2018 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.1% (USA) $39.95. - Bronze Medal
92 Hartford Court 2019 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $22.95.
93 Rombauer 2019 Chardonnay, Carneros 14.5% (USA) $33.95.
90 Sanford 2018 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 13.5% (USA) $33.95.
88 Silver Oak 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 13.9% (USA) $74.95.
92 The Prisoner 2019 Chardonnay, Carneros 14.5% (USA) $28.95.
89 The Prisoner 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 15% (USA) $44.95.
88 The Prisoner 2019 Red Blend, California 15.5% (USA) $37.95.
88 William Fèvre 2018 Chablis Champs Royaux, Chablis Premier Cru 13% (France) $26.95.

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.