Robert Parker once wrote of Prisoner Wine Co.: "This winery, dedicated to négociant, relatively large-production cuvées of blended wines, was founded by the brilliant Dave Phinney and sold in 2009. Today the wines are made by the very talented Jen Beloz. These wines are distinctive, creative blends of exceptionally high quality, especially given the production totals that they achieve." Prisoner Wine Co. is now owned by Constellation Brands. Indicative blend: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Charbono.
Cuttings combines the deep, intense flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon with the structure and richness of Petite Sirah and Syrah. A small amount of Zinfandel adds a nice layer of complexity and spiciness. Deliciously smooth with flavors of blueberry, dark cherry, and cocoa. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee, black currant, vanilla bean, brown spice, and wild berries.