|Brand||The Prisoner Wine Company|
The Prisoner Wine Company Chardonnay 2019 750ml
The Prisoner wine is a head spinner, so if you are into big, boozy Chards, this is for you. The nose leads with pineapple spiked with moonshine followed by aloe vibes and a hint of coconut. On the palate all this carries over dominated by the high alcohol that’s slightly balanced, but not quite, by some good acidity. It’s the finish that will get you though. It seems to soak into your palate and stay for a while. This wine is not about balance or pairing with food but sitting around, sipping, talking smack and get’n loose for a cool $29.
The 2019 Prisoner Carneros Chardonnay incorporates New World Ideas in offering this aromatic and pleasing wine. By adding Roussanne and Gewürztraminer to this blend, they have added a cool nuance to it.
The Prisoner Wine Company’s eponymous first wine was inspired by the drinkable “mixed blacks” made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in Napa Valley. Since launch, The Prisoner soon became recognized as one of the most innovative Napa Valley wines, leading the resurgence of California red blends and earning “cult wine” status. Now complemented by a white blend (Blindfold), Chardonnay (The Snitch), Cabernet Sauvignon (Cuttings), Zinfandel (Saldo), Merlot (Thorn) and a Red Blend (Dérangé), The Prisoner Wine Company’s winemaking philosophy remains the same: To collaborate with a family of growers throughout California’s best winegrowing regions to craft wines of exceptional quality and unexpected character.
The Prisoner Wine Company acquires grapes from more than 100 vineyards throughout California’s premier grape-growing regions, partnering with phenomenal growers who are dedicated to cultivating unique varieties. Chrissy Wittmann and her team of winemakers collaborate with this family of growers, visiting each vineyard site throughout the year to carefully assess the style and quality of every lot to make the best possible wine from each vintage.