The Prisoner Wine Company makes, ironically, a "Take No Prisoners" style of wine.  They are lush, big and delicious and make no apologies for their style.  And, why note,  millions of people love them.  This Chardonnay with a touch of Roussanne, and Gewürztraminer) is no exception.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is big with oak coming off as vanilla and crème brûlée, along with some lemon cream.  With air, some baked apple notes emerge.  Full bodied with light oak tannins.  On the palate, this has a lot of oak but enough acidity and fruit to give some balance.  Lots of vanilla and baked apple flavors with a bit of lemon on the back end.  Long finish.  This is decidedly ripe and Californian in nature.  For those who love that style, drink over the next five years.  It might prove rewarding to lay a bottle down for ten years as well.  This will drink well on its own and work great with heartier sea food or fowl.  Fried chicken should be a great match.

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