Last night went to 3 Drunken Goats up in Montrose area of Glendale for some wine and tapas. I noticed that on the wine rack they had a bottle of The Prisoner and asked if we can have that. At $34 it was a steal in a restaurant.
The Prisoner: its simply the most delicious Zin blend available that i have tasted. Its predominantly Zinfandel(50%) with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blended in, it’s up there with the best California Zins that cost twice as much. Zin blends are some of the most exciting wines coming out of California today and this is perhaps the finest example. Don’t miss this delicious fruit bomb bursting with deep, rich flavors. The best release yet from Orin Swift Cellars.
92 Points Wine Spectator: “Offers both style and structure, with lively aromas of black raspberry, cracked pepper and mocha, with plush and layered flavors pf wild berry, fresh sage and licorice. Ripe tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2014.”
The 2007 Prisoner blend is 50% Zinfandel, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah and a dash of Charbono and Grenache.
For the price I think The Prisoner is one of the best Zin blends I have ever had. You can find it for under $30 at some wine shops. I suggest you buy a few and stack up.
As for 3 Drunken Goats its a great place to go and have wonderful Spanish wine and food. They also have some wine available for retail that you can consume in the establishment at retail prices…