2008 The Prisoner

Orwin Swift Cellars - Napa Valley
Retail Price: $35.00

Notes from the Winemaker: Great color, deep, dark garnet with a clean and bright red band in the rim. The aromas take a minute to come up, and then they take off into a blend of ripe berry and cherry with just a hint of new oak. We age the wine in both new and seasoned French and American oak.

The front of the wine is soft and almost immediately begins evolving into the broad mid-palate. The mid has weight, length, and structure. The acids were great in 2008 and provide an essential rounding effect to the "big fruit" inherent in the wine. The finish is long and filled with ripe, soft tannins.

For optimal tasting, open this bottle one hour before serving, or decant.

Rate This Wine:

Average User Rating: 8.16
Members Only: To rate this wine, please sign in first

The Winery

Orwin Swift Cellars
Website: www.orwinswift.com
"After a year of membership, your Two Masters selections continue to be home runs every month. TM is without question the best wine club I've experienced . . . ever."
- Gregory Nowell
"As a non Californian, I can’t easily research the boutique wines that emanate from California. Luckily, I have found a wine club that will do it for me, and sends me two bottles every month... I used to get wines from the..."
- George Burns
"Whether you enjoy an occasional glass of wine or are a connoisseur, Two Masters is the Wine Club for you. The quality, variety and value continue to impress and delight and make membership in Two Masters a true pleasure"
- Alan B
"I can’t say enough about how pleased I am with my membership at Two Masters. I have belonged to several wine clubs in the past, both from specific wineries and wine clubs that provided varied selections and in all cases I was..."
- Bill Baldwin
"As a newcomer to Two Masters, I am pleased to report that my initial shipments have been superb, high quality wines with proper age and impressive complexity. As a wine journalist, I can also say the quality of TwoMasters wines..."
- Allen Dale Olson
Looking for a gift for friends or family?
A Two Masters Wine Club membership makes an excellent gift for any occasion! Give the gift of quality.
Need help pairing meals with your wines?
Let our professional chef provides suggestions on how to best compliment your wine’s complex flavors.