91pts Wilfred Wong
The Prisoner Wine Company Snitch is a Chardonnay with a twist. The winery puts a tiny amount of Viognier in the blend, adding a lift to the wine. The 2017 vintage is quite appealing. This wine is elevated with great textures and brightened with pretty aromatics. Pair it with grilled prawns in a piquant sauce. (Tasted: May 20, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
When creating their wines, The Prisoner Wine Company always look for fresh approaches to traditional varietals. For The Snitch, they combined Chardonnay from exceptional vineyards in warm Oak Knoll and cool-climate Carneros with just a touch of Roussanne. The result is bright and rich with an unexpected something special. Fresh tropical fruit, apple, and pear on the nose. The palate offers richness balanced by bright acidity.