Christopher’s Wine Country Connection
2012 Blindfold Blanc from Prisoner Wine Co.
~ Robert Parker compares this white blend to THE most famous wines of California; none other than Sine Qua Non (wines which collectors the world over search for, year in and year out!)
“A distinctive combination of 35% Chardonnay, 20% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and small quantities of Riesling, Semillon, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc, the 2012 Blindfold is a sleeper of the vintage. Reminiscent of the Sine Qua Non whites from further south, it bursts with honeyed, caramelized white fruits, rose petals and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, brilliant purity and a delineation that is uncommon for a wine with so much flavor, this beauty should drink well for 2-3 years. I hope we see more blends such as this.”
93 points, Robert Parker
29.99 per bottle
~ Sourced from NAPA (Stagecoach and Rodgers Vineyards), SONOMA (Sangiacomo and Kunde), SANTA YNEZ (Camp Four) and PASO ROBLES (Live Oak), this ultimate cuvee represents the future of winemaking in California.
~ Carrying a seemingly generic classification, “California”, this is in fact one of the most complex blends of the entire vintage.
~2012 Prisoner Wine Co. “Blindfold”~
From the wine-maker & her team ~
Created to provide the perfect white wine companion to The Prisoner, Blindfold is bold and intriguing. In establishing our own spin on a white blend, winemaker Jen Beloz and her team sought out interesting Rhône and aromatic varietals that would nicely compliment a classic Chardonnay base.
The result is a wine that is complex and delicious. We partner with phenomenal growers who are dedicated to cultivating alternative varietals in their vineyards throughout Northern California.
“This wine was a lot of fun to make as we were not constrained by a specific region or varietal. We used Chardonnay as our canvas and layered on interesting aromatic varietals that complimented the base to create something that is truly unlike anything out there.”
—Jen Beloz, Winemaker
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