2018 was deemed by many to be the "Year of the Woman." Women spoke up. Women took office. Women excelled. So, today (and really every day) we raise a glass in celebration of women.
Every once in a while, a wine comes along that we really dig. In the case of Prospector, it dug its way into our hearts from first sip.
For California-grown pinot noir, look to the Russian River Valley for some of the very best that California has to offer. This area is anchored by the river that shares its name and is located in Sonoma County where it spans from Sebastpool and Santa Rosa in the south, up to Healdsburg and Forestville in the north.
Every spring our ABC Wine Team embarks on our annual California exploration trip. We travel west in search of new wines that we think our guests will take pleasure in back here in Florida.
You’ve probably heard or seen it before: A wine label reads, “grapes grown on high elevation vineyards.” Perhaps you've heard a winemaker or salesperson brag, “The grapes for this wine were grown on a mountainside.”
First, let me start by giving you all a little perspective on what I feel makes the best Block wines. As you probably have already guessed, in my opinion, the best of the Block series are the wines that convey a sense of place that can be missing in many wines. Now, I do enjoy a nice Napa Cabernet as much as the next person, although sometimes, many times, they can become interchangeable and yes, even monolithic. Chunky, extracted and hugely fruited, there is no doubt these are quality wines, just sometimes I don’t know where one begins and the other leaves off. But wines like Block 629 Atlas Peak A.V.A,
Always happy to travel the world and find new and exciting wines for you to enjoy, your ABC wine team tastes through thousands every year to find the right ones at the right price.
This is the fourth installment of a five part series on The Prisoner Wine Company.
With over a decade of winemaking experience, The Prisoner Wine Company not only knows what it takes to make a great wine, they have a passion for it.