Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Big, Rich Wines from Orin Swift and The Prisoner Wine Company – Friday, December 11th from 4-7 p.m. – Robert Parker says “Dave Phinney may well be 2015’s winemaker of the year for this wine taster.” Phinney is the man behind the Orin Swift brand, and he makes big, rich, flamboyant wines that grab your attention. He is still consulting for The Prisoner Wine Company (which he sold in 2009), but the wines under this label are currently made by the talented Jen Beloz (formerly of Ravenswood). When you add it all up, both Phinney and Beloz craft wines that people just love to drink. We invite you to stop by for a free wine tasting this Friday to see if you love drinking them. Stop by, taste, learn, and save on some delicious, highly rated wines from Orin Swift and The Prisoner Wine Company!
We’re offering these wines at a one day sale price that pretty much matches the best prices in the country. Don’t miss out!
1. 2013 Orin Swift Mannequin White Wine (North Coast, California) – A blend of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 6% Marsanne, 5% Grenache Blanc, 3% Muscat and 2% Roussanne. “This is amazing wine, a gorgeous, full-throttle, honeyed wine with a light-gold color, oodles of tropical fruits including pineapple and mango, rose petal and floral notes, and beautifully integrated oak (aged in 40% new French oak on its lees for 11 months). This full-throttle wine is completely different and more individualistic than anything I’ve ever tasted. It is a magnificent, full-throttle, exuberant dry white to drink over the next 3-4 years.” – Robert Parker – 96 points
Special One Day Tasting Price: $29.99/bottle best price
2. 2013 The Prisoner Wine Company Cuttings Red Wine (Napa Valley, California) – “The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Cuttings is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine, but blended with some Petite Sirah and Syrah as well as a touch of Zinfandel. This is outstanding wine, and there are 5,000 cases of it. The Cabernet comes from top sites such as the Inkgrade Vineyard that Les Behrens made well-known. The wine offers plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit as well as some licorice, truffle, and lead pencil shavings. It is full-bodied, again very opulent (a hallmark of all of the wines from The Prisoner) and finishes authoritatively. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.” – Robert Parker – 91+ points
Special One Day Tasting Price: $49.99/bottle best price