2015 The Prisoner Wine Company 'Thorn' Merlot California

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WS91

While working with our growers in Napa Valley, we came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as our inspiration to create Thorn. The Merlot was blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec accentuates the fruit. 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.

Varietal:
Merlot
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French and Hungarian oak; 35% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Merlot; 20% Blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Malbec
SKU #:
1041430
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WS91

Wine Spectator

A big red, featuring concentrated kirsch, dark plum and dark currant flavors, loaded with baker's chocolate accents. Asian spice and mocha notes linger on the grippy finish, with firm tannins.