Wine of the Week: 12/06/13
“Inky purple. Powerfully scented nose evokes dark berries, cracked pepper and candied violet. Deep black and blue fruit flavors show good depth and breadth. A violet note and a bit of alcoholic warmth show up on the smooth, supple, persistent finish.”
90 points-Wine Advocate
$19.99 / 750 ml
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The Prisoner Returns + Blindfold White
The Prisoner 2012
Each and every year, eonophiles across the country eagerly await for the new release of this gorgeous Napa Valley red blend from renowned winemaker Dave Phinney. Vintage after vintage, this wine scores huge ratings from all the critics, and as a result, it has taken on a sort of cult status in the wine world. This year, it’s a blend of 46% Zinfandel, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petite Sirah, 12% Syrah, and 2% Charbono.
$44.99 / 750 ml
Introducing Blindfold White!
Brand new in 2013, The Prisoner Wine Company is thrilled to present Blindfold. Many are simply calling it “Prisoner White”, as it comes from the same astounding winery and winemakers. Inspired by the many and varying white wines from France’s Rhone valley and the classic Chardonnays from California’s finest growing regions, Blindfold is a blend 35% Chardonnay and 60% Rhone whites (Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc) along with 5% aromatics (Semillon and Riesling).
It also just received 93 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, with the man Robert Parker himself saying “It bursts with honeyed, caramelized white fuits, rose petals, and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, brilliant purity and a delineation that is uncommon for a wine with so much flavor, this beauty should drink well for 2-3 years. I hope we see more blends such as this.”
$32.99 / 750 ml
Newest Releases from Orin Swift Arrive
Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards. Inky blue-purple in complexion, the wine bursts with a perfume of dark fruit, sage, acacia flowers, kirsch, and a hint of California chaparral. Voluptuous in texture, the wine is remarkably fresh on the palate with ripe blackberry, mulberry, roasted plum, black tea, and bitter chocolate. A sweet and soft tannin profile rounds out the finish, which lingers elegantly.
$34.99 / 750 ml
Locations CA-2 — Brand New!
Regions such as Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and the Sierra Foothills contributed to the wine ultimately resulting in a balanced and imaginative homage to its brethren. The same formula of a simple idea, made complex with distinctive vineyards, and an element of fun is what this wine is all about. A blend of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache.
$24.99 / 750 ml
Priorat, Jumilla, Toro, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero are among the most noble growing regions on the Iberian Peninsula and purposely chosen for the second release of our Spanish red wine. Super concentrated fruit from old vines with low yields are accented with a judicious oak program for a balanced and distinctive wine. A blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, Mourvedre and Carignan.
$19.99 / 750 ml
Locations AR-2 — Brand New!
At the foot of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina lies a vineyard site ideally suited for our first wine made in the Southern Hemisphere. Extremely well drained and alluvial in profile, the yields are low and the berries are small. For years, our friends have spoken highly about the area despite the twenty-six hour travel time to get there. Now we know why and eagerly look forward to the next harvest. A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tannat.
$19.99 / 750 ml
French red wine sourced from some of the finest locations throughout France. Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone, and assorted Bordeaux varietals have been sensibly blended in an original style that showcases the best of what this historic land has to offer.
$19.99 / 750 ml
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan. A dark red almost opaque color to the wine coats the glass and drifts down the sides slowly after the swirl. Aromas of ripe crushed cherries intertwined with seasoned French oak dominate the nose and lead gently into an enormous entry. Ripe strawberries and bruised watermelon front the structured mid palate which bursts with bright acidity and subtle briar fruits. The finish is long, concentrated and lasting.
$42.99 / 750 ml
What do you do with 9217 corks?
Check out this time-elapsed video to find out. Artist Scott Gunderson put it together for a Grand Rapids art prize last year. Thanks to the guys over at Gang of Pour for posting this.
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