2017 The Cuttings Cabernet
Named “Cuttings” as it pulls from multiple idyllic sites. Inspired by the age-old method of using cuttings from idyllic sites for the propagation of new vines, this Cabernet Sauvignon showcases some of our favorite hillside vineyards. 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.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Zinfandel
NAME2017 The Cuttings Cabernet
VARIETALCabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
Their brand name and namesake wine, The Prisoner, were inspired by the classic sketch Le Petit Prisonier by 19th century Spanish artist Francisco Goya. The sketch is part of Goya’s series entitled, “The Disasters of War”, created to be a visual protest against the injustice and brutality of the Spanish War of Independence in 1808. From our founding, The Prisoner Wine Company has stood in solidarity with the fight against racism, mass incarceration and the systematic oppression of Black communities. They are committed to educating ourselves, embracing diversity and creating an inclusive environment where all our employees and business partners feel safe, respected and valued.
Today, their Director of Winemaking Chrissy Wittmann and her team work with over 100 growers in northern California, bringing together exceptional fruit to produce a family of intriguing wines unrestricted by tradition.