2009 Orin Swift "The Prisoner" Napa Valley Red Blend
Soft and jammy, with appealing raspberry and toasty vanilla aromas that lead to zesty cherry, pepper and briary sage flavors. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and others.
This is a take-no-prisoner-style blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah and aged in a combination of new and seasoned oak. Burly, but somehow also elegant, it is teeming with red fruits and layers of tannic structure. It is the sort of red you want on a chilly evening, after a hard day, with something sustaining and equally delicious, like short ribs.