2012 The Prisoner Wine Company Merlot Thorn

Year: 2012
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.2%
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"Plush and supple, with red currant and toasty mocha aromas, featuring succulent flavors of ripe cherry, spice and subtle mint. Drink now through 2020. 4,500 cases made. -TF" (WS)

Winery Notes:
About the Wine:
While working with our growers in the Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The sources of Merlot were blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbecaccentuates the fruit.

Winemaker Notes:
Deep purple in color, releasing aromas of black cherry with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Dense flavors of dark fruits and rich plum are framed by velvety tannins and a lush finish.

The Blend:
78% Merlot, Syrah, Malbec

The Vineyards:
Merlot:Hudson, Stagecoach, Antica
Syrah:Hudson
Malbec:Trefethen

Aging:
30% new oak, combination of French and American


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