Nothing like a great story to go with a great wine…Dave Phinney is the winemaker behind Prisoner and the Orin Swift brand. When Dave sold Prisoner, he signed an 8 year non-compete clause where he wasn’t allowed to produce another Zinfandel-based wine. This release is Dave’s return to Zinfandel. Like Prisoner, this is a red blend that is mainly Zinfandel. The reason I like this so much for Thanksgiving is due to the use of Petite Sirah and Syrah in the wine. For those guests who prefer a red wine to pair with the spices used in the traditional side dishes.