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2005 Orin Swift The Prisoner

  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 89362-2005

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  • Rating: 93

    A delicious wine that offers the best of both worlds: zesty wild berry, spice and fresh tobacco, with focused, well-structured blackberry flavors. Plush, rich and concentrated, with a wonderful focus on the core fruit flavors. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Charbono. 20,000 cases made.
  • Self | Rating: 4.5

    Author: A Howells
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    Author: DrinkBeHappy
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    Author: Pryfogle
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    Author: cpcolliton
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    Author: GiantDolphan
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    Author: Cutrx
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    Author: dburkes
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: tiberite
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    Drink Dates: 2007-2011
    Author: Tallydoc
  • Self | Rating: 93

    As delicious and varied in taste from beginning to end
    Author: Dr. B
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Chocolate covered blueberries on the smell! After 3 hours it has more of a cigar smell to it. Beautiful depth and layers to this wine. It feels like silk going down my throat! Chocolate covered cherries at first, but as time goes on, it really opens up and gives you a temptress that teases you way to much! It's beautiful!
    Author: Winesmash
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Very complex tasting wine. This is my third bottle and still not getting it for me. Trust your palate.
    Author: minnowboy
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    Wine Spec. #17 wine of the year - 2007
    Author: SamT
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while Dave Phinney was studying abroad at the University of Florence. When he returned to the States, he worked his first harvest for the Robert Mondavi Winery on the nightshift. The next year, he started Orin Swift Cellars with two tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes.

Phinney's 2005 The Prisoner earned the #17 spot on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines list, making Orin Swift Cellars a well-known name in fine wine.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1451 bottles owned
  • 274 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 274 collectors)