The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel

9.022 ratings
-no pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Fin Jams

Syrupy, sweet berries balanced brilliantly by tannins and spice. Alcohol heat lends itself nicely to the taste profile. First Cali zinfandel...and it's great!

Syrupy, sweet berries balanced brilliantly by tannins and spice. Alcohol heat lends itself nicely to the taste profile. First Cali zinfandel...and it's great!

Feb 20th, 2022
Ericsson

Distinguishable California Orin Swift: quality, precision, and subtle elegance. Yes! I know the difference and sell-off between The Prisoner Wine Company and Orin Swift, but in wine as in all else, roots are roots, right?

Medium purple color. The nose is expressive with jammy drak and red berry scents, as well as cinnamon, sweet tobacco and dry herbs. On the fore-pallet there is blackberry jam, plum sauce, strawberry, and raisin; on the mid-palate there is hibiscus, nutmeg and vanilla. The finish has slowly vanishing jammy flavors with slowing gripping tannins. This is bold and high alcohol; so don't be fooled by the smooth, soft, and low acidity characteristics.

Well above average California Zif, that's for sure!. Paired with PF Changs Mongolian Beef. Cheers.

Distinguishable California Orin Swift: quality, precision, and subtle elegance. Yes! I know the difference and sell-off between The Prisoner Wine Company and Orin Swift, but in wine as in all else, roots are roots, right?

Medium purple color. The nose is expressive with jammy drak and red berry scents, as well as cinnamon, sweet tobacco and dry herbs. On the fore-pallet there is blackberry jam, plum sauce, strawberry, and raisin; on the mid-palate there is hibiscus, nutmeg and vanilla. The finish has slowly vanishing jammy flavors with slowing gripping tannins. This is bold and high alcohol; so don't be fooled by the smooth, soft, and low acidity characteristics.

Well above average California Zif, that's for sure!. Paired with PF Changs Mongolian Beef. Cheers.

May 23rd, 2021
Amritha Surath

First Postpartum wine.. I feel like I am not off my game. Let’s see. Dark fruits, cherries, ripe and fruit forward. On the nose, all I can smell is smoke and vanilla. So American oak... Did I nail it!? Paired it with sticky toffee pudding!

First Postpartum wine.. I feel like I am not off my game. Let’s see. Dark fruits, cherries, ripe and fruit forward. On the nose, all I can smell is smoke and vanilla. So American oak... Did I nail it!? Paired it with sticky toffee pudding!

Dec 15th, 2020
Sara hafner

Delish. Light for a zin, but utterly delectable. Great w a meal - and yet complex enough to have on its own.

Delish. Light for a zin, but utterly delectable. Great w a meal - and yet complex enough to have on its own.

Dec 6th, 2020
Ravinder Singh

Decent full bodied Zin. Had with jalapeño bread and cheese spread then with some chili paneer for dinner. Bought at Costco ... good one to stock 4-6 bottles of.

Decent full bodied Zin. Had with jalapeño bread and cheese spread then with some chili paneer for dinner. Bought at Costco ... good one to stock 4-6 bottles of.

May 30th, 2020
Rod Carril

Awesome! 2018 just awesome!

Awesome! 2018 just awesome!

May 24th, 2020
Joshua Pessin

Indian summer evening with Christa on the patio

Indian summer evening with Christa on the patio

Oct 4th, 2018
Joshua Sheldon

Joshua had this 10 months ago

Joshua had this 10 months ago

Dec 5th, 2021
Jmontym

Jmontym had this a year ago

Jmontym had this a year ago

Oct 11th, 2021
Bry Wong

Bry had this a year ago

Bry had this a year ago

Aug 16th, 2021