Producer of the Zinfandel red blend that caught America’s heart, Prisoner Wine Company loves to showcase big, bold, rich, fruit-forward flavors that do not lack gumption. Their juicy, cherry pie a la mode, baking spice, and toasted cedar filled Prisoner Wine ($49) brings together an unlikely mix of Zin with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Syrah, and Bonarda (also known as Charbono.) It’s a big wine, perfect for pairing with big flavors, like 24 hour brisket with burnt ends and well-marbled rib-eyes.
With the same concentration, but showcasing a single variety, The Snitch Chardonnay ($35) is a perfect sister wine to The Prisoner, as it can stand up to the richness found in hearty dishes. It’s a white wine for red meat eaters. With 100% malolactic fermentation, and aged 10 months in oak, of which 35% is new French oak barrels, the creamy, vanilla custard, lemon balm, and orchard fruit filled wine warms you from the inside, finishing with enough freshness to keep you coming back for more.