We hosted an Orin Swift wine tasting last weekend and a good time was had by all! The couples that joined us all love The Prisoner wine and we’d been meaning to compare it to the wines from Orin Swift. That’s where The Prisoner originated and then broke off and became it’s own entity.
The quality of the wines was simply stupendous. Our heads were spinning when the bottles were lined up and the tasting was ready to begin. My husband covered the bottles with a brown paper bag and labeled each wine with a number 1 though 6. Each taster was given a sheet to take notes and rank the wine. The comments ran the gamut of precise all the way to laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Here are a few:
- Smoky, BBQ
- Dark, strong, ashy
- Not much scent. Not wow.
- I can take that dry.
- Tennis Balls
- Tastes like Franzia.
- Dry, but adventurous.
- A sweet lover.
- Even ass would say this tastes like ass.
- Inky, in your face, vanilla.
So there you have it. The wine identity was revealed when we were all done tasting and the results were a little surprising. The most expensive bottle, Papillon, turned out to be most people’s least favorite. Prisoner took number 1. Abstract and Machete tied for 2nd. Palermo took 3rd and Slander took 4th. By all means, none of the wines were tough to drink. There wasn’t a drop left in any of the bottles by the end of the night. The comments above were all in good humor. The guys especially had fun with it and I love that!
All in all, The Prisoner has proven to be that tried and true friend. The one that never lets you down. We also compared the 2015 to the 2016 release. Some preferred 2015, but personally, I liked 2016 Prisoner more. It was juicy and vibrant with an ultra smooth finish.
Wine tastings like these are a great way to try some really amazing wines with everyone contributing a bottle or two. A fun experience is practically guaranteed! Thank you friends for an evening that was over in the blink of an eye and filled with lots of laughs.
Cheers my dears!