The Prisoner Dérangé Red Blend
A great bottle, both outside and inside
Trailblazer wine company, The Prisoner, does it again with another great red blend. The bottle is as intense aesthetically as it is gastronomically, and it’s definitely a wine you’ll want on hand.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
A bold California red blend from Napa Valley, The Prisoner Wine Company’s Derange Red Blend combines Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, with Merlot, Shiraz, and Petite Sirah. This grape amalgamation makes the wine rich, bold, and powerful in flavor and structure.
Opening it will give you notes of dark fruit, spices, vanilla, and mocha on the nose. It has a full and smooth mouthfeel, with flavors of plum, vanilla, chocolate and dark fruit coming through.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Derange Red Blend shines beautifully with a good, perfectly cooked steak. We have a great selection of delectable steaks for you to choose from. This wine goes with poultry, as well—a juicy roast chicken will be perfect.
NO SHACKLES, NO RULES
The Prisoner Wine Company takes its name from a classic sketch by 19th century Spanish artist, Francisco Goya. It’s called “Le Petit Prisonier,” and is part of a series entitled, “The Disasters of War.” It was created as protest against the injustices and brutalities committed in the Spanish War of Independence in 1808.
The wine company resonated with this piece, as it has stood in support and solidarity with minorities, joining the fight against racism, mass incarceration, and systemic oppression. Committed to education, diversity, and inclusivity, they aim to create an environment that is safe and respectful to their employees and business partners.
The Prisoner Wine Company is known for their blends. And their first release in 2000, also named The Prisoner, skyrocketed to cult status, and sparked a trend in red blends. At the time, blends were virtually unheard of, with winemakers preferring single-grape varietals. The Prisoner literally changed the game. They have since released a number of blends, all as innovative, brave, and bold as the first.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.