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2008 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 »

Score
89
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2014 VF: 2010-2023
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Author rdalehite
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.462%
Tasted On 08/16/2014

These bottles still continue to impress for a casual glass of wine on a Thursday. Rich flavors of red berries bursting with lots of texture/layers. Nice finish. Great value wine.

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Author Cutrx
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.192%
Tasted On 04/25/2014
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Author Benjamin Dunlop
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.143%
Tasted On 12/26/2012
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Author tommy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.55%
Tasted On 08/17/2012
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Author BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.188%
Tasted On 02/25/2012
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Author Thomas L48
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 75%
Tasted On 10/11/2011

Not Good Year per Robert Parker

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Author Bud2123
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.531%
Tasted On 04/07/2011
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Author susanandron
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.889%
Tasted On 03/09/2011
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Author hlwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 01/02/2011

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Author Cherog
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.683%
Tasted On 12/19/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2014
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Author Syncnite
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/10/2010

This is the sweetest dry red wine I've ever had. To me, it tastes like candy, which is nice on its own, but not great with food.

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.484%
Tasted On 10/11/2010

Too hot and too sweet. I guess I can see why some like this wine, but it doesn't do anything for me.

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Author Harmon David
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/07/2010

Too fruit forward

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Author Gold River Pete
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.222%
Tasted On 08/28/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2015
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Author SlyFoxVintner
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Site / Blog link Trust Rating 97.778%
Tasted On 07/22/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2018

Overrated, in my humble opinion. Not a lot of depth, hot on the palette, good red fruit however. Pair with grilled lamb.

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Author chaint
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 05/08/2010

A unique (in a good way) wine...fruit forward but deep finish. A well balanced blend.

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Author cloudon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.99%
Tasted On 03/05/2010

Young vibrant and fruit forward. Spicy, tart, and briar patch fill this zin blend. Some of the jammy flavor comes through but the other varietals provide a nice balance and add complexity that makes this wine appealing.

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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.108%
Tasted On 03/29/2010

A tad too fruity, too succulent, little finesse.

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Author Glen1970
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/22/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2010

Very good - easy to drink - just right

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