Prisoner Wine Dinner

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January 27, 2020 (Mon)
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

5501 Phoenix Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903

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Cost: $40

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Dinner     Wine    

Experience Prisoner Wines with an exquisite 5 course meal!

We will be enjoying

  • Snitch White Blend
  • Blindfold Chardonnay
  • Eternally Silenced Pinot Noir
  • Prisoner Red Blend
  • Deranged Cabernet

The cost of the Prisoner Wine Dinner is $100/person + tax and a 20% gratuity. Reserve your seat with a $40 deposit (+ tax & fees). The $40 deposit will be deducted from your final bill after the dinner. Cocktail Hour will be from 5:00 - 6:00. Wine Dinner will begin at 6:00.

The Prisoner has always marched to the beat of its own drum. It can be difficult to explain why this red wine with a creepy label has been so game-changing—but that’s because the game looks so different now thanks to its influence. Everything from its label to its composition has been a rebellion against the old establishment of Napa Valley wines, but it has definitely found widespread appeal despite being darker and funkier than its contemporaries.

In 2000, a few years after completing a study-abroad program in Italy, then-27-year-old Dave Phinney was experimenting with winemaking, and in his tinkering, came up with a zinfandel-forward red blend.“It was a bit of a—I don’t want to say a mistake—but a mistake,” Phinney says. “2000 was a very challenging harvest.”

It was a cold, wet year, and Phinney found himself with a hodgepodge of messed-up grapes: zinfandel, charbono, petite sirah. The zinfandel had quite a bit of residual sugar, so Phinney threw it together with some of his dryer stuff, and soon came to realize that the blend wasn’t half bad. In a time when craft beer and craft cocktails are soaring, craft wines have also found their place.

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