Royal Prince Wines are the creation of industry veterans David Green (a former executive with Dana Estates, Lede Family Wines, Joel Gott Wines and Price Family Vineyards, among others) and winemaker Maayan Koschitzky (with Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle on his resume, along with current roles as manager of Philippe Melka‚Äôs consulting portfolio and his own La Pelle wines).
This is not a ‚Äúsecond label,‚Äù a lineup of entry-level wines that have been declassified from top bottlings and produced to be cheery, well-priced and meant to be drunk after that famous interval of aging‚Äîthe time it takes to get them home from the supermarket.The label is a very deliberate attempt to offer bottles sourced from pedigreed vineyards and draw on the business partners‚Äô joint industry connections, relationships with growers and winemaking expertise to overdeliver on their price points.
A plush, opulent, densely textured, full-bodied wine that shows loads of black raspberry fruits, violets, shaved coco with polished sweet tannins. The 2019 takes over where it‚Äôs predecessor left off- a massive-over achiever. At once powerful and richly textured, it also shoes flashy acidity an great persistence in the finish.