The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner was created and inspired by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley. In 2003 The Prisoner was launched and soon became one of the most recognized and innovative Napa Valley Red Wine blends, leading the resurgence of blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely “mix” of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Charbono.
Grapes are acquired from more than eighty vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. Jen Beloz, winemaker, spends much of her time collaborating with her family of growers, visiting each of their vineyard sites and carefully assessing the style and quality of each lot to make the best possible wine from that vintage.
Blindfold was created to provide the ideal white wine companion to The Prisoner. In establishing her own spin on a white blend, winemaker Jen Beloz and her team sought out interesting Rhône and aromatic varietals that would nicely complement a classic Chardonnay base.
Jen Beloz’s first winemaking experience was at Cline Cellars, followed by Ravenswood in 2000 where she spent 10 years (her blood probably runs with Zinfandel). She joined The Prisoner Wine Company in 2011 and worked with The Prisoner’s first winemaker, Dave Phinney for two vintages before taking over all winemaking responsibilities from the 2012 vintage.