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2007 Orin Swift - The Prisoner Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while Dave Phinney was studying abroad at the University of Florence. When he returned to the States, he worked his first harvest for the Robert Mondavi Winery on the nightshift. The next year, he started Orin Swift Cellars with two tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes.

Phinney's 2005 The Prisoner earned the #17 spot on Wine... More »

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90
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Comm: 2009-2014 VF: 2010-2020
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Source Vinfolio

Dark, dark, red with just a hint of blue. In the glass are aromas of tobacco, herbs de provence, smoke, granite, and blackberry brambles. On the palate there are loads of blackberry fruit and concentrated pomegranate, combined with fairly sturdy tannins and structure. The finish has multiple layers of spice cake, dark berry fruit, and tobacco.

Author Cutrx
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.092%
Tasted On 03/07/2014
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Author Pierre T184
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.61%
Tasted On 12/02/2012
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Author Anon
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Tasted On 09/07/2012
Drink Dates 2009-2014
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Author ckmiller
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.237%
Tasted On 05/03/2012
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Author Southbound Union
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Tasted On 08/17/2011
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Author BrantS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.495%
Tasted On 07/25/2011
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Author Burian Brandon
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Tasted On 07/12/2011
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Author alexf77
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Tasted On 11/07/2010
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Author VinoDeparture
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Tasted On 04/29/2010
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Author nycebo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.306%
Tasted On 04/13/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2015

A dark, murky, violet color with medium to slow legs that reeked of sweet grape jelly. The flavor eventually blossomed a bit with some hints of licorice but the hyper-fruitiness of blueberry, blackberry and again grape jelly never seemed to be effectively balanced by the acidity. The finish was long and lingering but simply perpetuated a less than favorable experience.

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Author dacomovi
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80%
Tasted On 04/03/2010

Always really good...

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Author cpcolliton
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.782%
Tasted On 02/14/2010
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Author Anon
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Tasted On 02/17/2010
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Author Behruz Nassre
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96%
Tasted On 01/10/2010
Drink Dates 2009
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Author MacBlythe
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Tasted On 12/31/2009
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Author SurgPA05
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.756%
Tasted On 10/30/2009

Lackluster in every way for me. Flat and uninteresting with fruit notes overpowered by boozy acid

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Author BordeauxRoi
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/11/2009

Opaque purplish ruby color all the way to the rim. Jammy nose of blueberry , and raspberry with cinnamon toast , and a hint of anise in the background. Ripe blackberry and black cherry flavors up front in a medium to full weight. Mid palate shows the anise ,and black pepper with heat picking up. Black fruit and spice laden finish.

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Author Cherog
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.683%
Tasted On 11/15/2009

I have enjoyed a few bottles of this wonderful wine. This is Sure to satisfy any pallette.

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Author Elwood
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.22%
Tasted On 10/09/2009

A well made wine. Very enjoyable.

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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.794%
Tasted On 10/03/2009

Good volume and spice. Another great value.

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Author BDLaw
Site / Blog WiredJC Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 06/25/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Absolutely lovely. Decanted 2 hours, consumed over the following 4. Everything simply improved over time from appearance to nose to finish.

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Author AGrant
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Tasted On 06/14/2009

Blueberry notes on the nose. Nice, full, complex flavor - a little thin on the back end. VERY smooth, despite the alcohol over %15. Very nice wine, easy drinking - drink now.

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Author dougwilder
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Tasted On 05/29/2009

15.2% alcohol, 50% Zinfandel, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah,2% Charbono, 1% Grenache Aromas: macerated red raspberry, boysenberry with bits of violet and sage thrown in Palate: the mouth feel is silky and round with no roughness in spite of the alcohol. Coffee, blackberry, a creamy mocha and Santa Rosa plum component lead into a long finish Impression: Always a wine to be on the lookout for. An outstanding wine for the price.

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Author Matt O
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Tasted On 05/04/2009
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Cherry spicy nutmeg complex cab excellent balance. acid to sugars

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Author Vinner
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/09/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2015

great structure from the cab (24%) and lots of dark fruit from the zin (50%). I decanted for about 20 minutes before drinking to help it open up. Still a bit tight but definitely enjoyable now. a great value wine.

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