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2006 Orin Swift US Red Blend "The Prisoner"

Orin Swift 2006 Prisoner

Winery: Orin Swift

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Prisoner"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 51% Zinfandel, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Charbono, & 2% Grenache

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 32,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: May 20, 2008

Wine Review: The 2006 Prisoner recently escaped from several bottles at a recent party we attended. This wine was clearly the best wine we tried that evening. Within a short time frame, there were no Prisoners left to be found! This dark ruby wine opens with a light berry like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is well balanced, smooth, and has nice palate presence displaying tasty berry like flavors with a touch of spiciness. The finish is quite dry and has soft tannins that linger for quite some time. We do suggest that you decant this wine in the near term for a least an hour. It becomes more food friendly and would pair very nicely with filet mignon or veal parm. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2006 blends the lush berry flavors of Zinfandel(51%), the power and concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon (23%), the dark black fruit of Syrah (12%), the intensity and structure of Petit Sirah (6%), the flesh of Charbono (6%) and a hint of Grenache (2%) - all combined for a decadent wine with great complexity.

Organic status: not organic

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