The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo California Zinfandel 2016

Ratings on Delectable

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. A Pretty color. Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, oak, black olives, vanilla, licorice, cloves and black pepper. Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, chocolates, licorice, cloves, spices, oak, vanilla and peppercorn. Medium plus in length on the finish with firm tannins (after 45 minutes) and tangy cranberries. This Zinfandel from California is always enjoyable. Big and bold, and a good party wine. Very fruity and spicy with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins. Might be too sweet for some. 15.9% alcohol by volume. 88 points. $25.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. A Pretty color. Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, oak, black olives, vanilla, licorice, cloves and black pepper. Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, chocolates, licorice, cloves, spices, oak, vanilla and peppercorn. Medium plus in length on the finish with firm tannins (after 45 minutes) and tangy cranberries. This Zinfandel from California is always enjoyable. Big and bold, and a good party wine. Very fruity and spicy with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins. Might be too sweet for some. 15.9% alcohol by volume. 88 points. $25.

8.8

Steve Rura

Saldo season! This is my favorite mid-priced full-bodied red, but it’s too heavy before mid to late Fall. Just right with oaky sweetness, jammy fruit, and a dash of savory seasoning. Prepping Monday-off dinner with chicken thighs, kimchi potatoes and arugula.

Saldo season! This is my favorite mid-priced full-bodied red, but it’s too heavy before mid to late Fall. Just right with oaky sweetness, jammy fruit, and a dash of savory seasoning. Prepping Monday-off dinner with chicken thighs, kimchi potatoes and arugula.

9.3

Kim Brater

Wowza. Now this is a Zin. So, so good. Juicy with delicious fruit that hits you up front with a nice round and slightly spicy finish. Damn good.

Wowza. Now this is a Zin. So, so good. Juicy with delicious fruit that hits you up front with a nice round and slightly spicy finish. Damn good.

9.0

Stephen Sternberger

To me, not your everyday Zin. The lack of pepper and spice and the abundance of deep meaty fruits completely fooled me. That’s not to say it isn’t pleasant but as another commentator mentioned, it needs food. It’s a big, big wine with a lingering almost sweet finish of strawberry and dark chocolate. If priced more appropriately, it might be something I’d consider again. It’s a one-off for me.

To me, not your everyday Zin. The lack of pepper and spice and the abundance of deep meaty fruits completely fooled me. That’s not to say it isn’t pleasant but as another commentator mentioned, it needs food. It’s a big, big wine with a lingering almost sweet finish of strawberry and dark chocolate. If priced more appropriately, it might be something I’d consider again. It’s a one-off for me.

8.8

Tom Heckert

Paired with a pork belly "blt" salad. Jammy and very fruity. Mellow finish.

Paired with a pork belly "blt" salad. Jammy and very fruity. Mellow finish.

8.9

Chris Jahns

Bold Fruit forward, not too peppery.

Bold Fruit forward, not too peppery.

9.0

Michael Probasco

Very good for the price.

Very good for the price.

8.9

Ivan London

Rich, chocolatey

Rich, chocolatey

9.2

Jazmina Pumputis

Smooth and deeper flavors.. one of our favorites. Like that there isn’t too much of a berry flavor

Smooth and deeper flavors.. one of our favorites. Like that there isn’t too much of a berry flavor

9.3

Location

  • 4011 24th St
    San Francisco, CA 94114

  • Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 11AM-8PM
    Friday-Saturday: 11AM-9PM
    Sunday: 11AM-6PM

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