The Prisoner Thorn Merlot 2015 - 750 ML

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Winemaker's Notes

Earthy aromas open up into cocoa, blackberry, cedar, and anise. The entry is smooth with flavors of cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and a mild toastiness. The finish is long with balanced acidity.

While working with their growers in the Napa Valley, the winery came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which managed to escape being replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon. This served as the inspiration to create Thorn. The sources of Merlot were blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit.

The label artwork is a photograph of a wire wolf sculpture entitled, “Thorn” by Portuguese artist, David Oliviera.

What Critics Are Saying

Wine Spectator - 90 Points
"Features a creamy texture, with ripe red and dark fruit flavors of roasted plum, rhubarb and dark cherry. Smoke and dark chocolate notes show on the finish."
Winery The Prisoner Wine Company
Varietal Merlot
Year 2015
ABV 15.2% ABV
Country/Region Napa Valley, California

 

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