2017 Thorn Merlot – Prisoner Wine Company
While working with their growers in Napa Valley, they came across small, premium vineyard lots of Merlot, which served as their inspiration to create Thorn. The Merlot was blended with Syrah to create depth in the body while Malbec and Petite Sirah accentuate the fruit. Cocoa, mocha, espresso, and dark cherry aromas. Full with medium tannins and a juicy finish.
NAME2017 Thorn Merlot – Prisoner Wine Company
VARIETALMerlot, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Syrah
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.