2016 Prisoner Wine Company ‘Derange’ Red Blend
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Bold aromas of black cherry and plum are heightened by hints of oak and Madagascar vanilla. A soft and velvety palate of anise, dark cocoa powder and roasted sage lead into a dense finish with luscious tannins.
In the late spring of 2016, all 2015 TPWC lots were evaluated for character. The most concentrated and delicious lots of each variety were selected for the first vintage of Dérangé. After lot selection, all barrels destined for Dérangé were hand-selected by tasting each and every one. This red blend is full of black cherry, clove spice, blackberry cobbler, and vanilla toast. The mouthfeel is full on the entry and the soft tannins and balanced acidity are a delicious combo.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Provides structure, density, black cherry
Petite Sirah – Richness, mid palate, concentration
Merlot – Blackberry cobbler, juiciness, acidity
Syrah – Violet, spice, earthiness, depth
Zinfandel – Glue bringing varietals together, softness, red cherry