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Now In-Stock: The Much Anticipated Release of 2016 Prisoner at an Awesome Price - 11/09/2017 - Cabernet Sauvignon (domestic)

Given all the early hype surrounding the 2016 vintage in Napa Valley, we knew this year’s release of Prisoner was going to be a special one. True to form, it is every bit the big, bold, and burly red we hoped it would be. Bursting with tons of black and red fruit flavors it coats the palate with concentrated notes from blackberry jam, wild plum compote, raspberry coulis, vanilla, and an array of baking spices. But for all the depth and extraction, its approach is remarkably smooth and supple. Simply put, it is a textbook Prisoner in a top vintage. Year in and year out, Prisoner is one of our most requested reds and we expect no different from this sterling version. While the average online price stands at $45, with some retailers charging as much as $60, we able to offer this iconic red at a very sharp $39.99. You’ll need to act quickly though, as we were only able to lock in this price as a one-time deal, so any additional cases we get will likely cost more. An ideal red to have on hand for the holidays and beyond, this is a great candidate for a case purchase.

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2016 Prisoner Wine Co. "The Prisoner" Napa Valley Red Blend ($39.99)

The wine-making team at Prisoner Wine Co. work with a family of growers to source diverse grape varieties from some of the best vineyards in California. Inspired by "mixed blacks", which were first made by the Italian immigrants who settled in the Napa Valley area, The Prisoner is now one of the most recognized Napa Valley red blends. The Prisoner is a blend of: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono. Winery notes: "Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish."

Staff ImageDavid Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 06, 2017

One of the biggest sensations to hit Bordeaux over the last decade has been the dry white movement, the lettered expressions from Yquem and Guiraud that have the weight and richness of a classic Sauternes, but without all the sugar. I've always felt that the Prisoner succeeded in providing Port customers with a similar red wine option. Everyone loves Port, but they don't always want that much alcohol and sugar in their table wine. The Prisoner has always been the happy medium for lovers of big, decadent wines. The 2016 has so much juicy red cherry fruit, bolstered by dessert notes like mocha and oak, but it comes with more approachable levels of alcohol and sweetness. It's everything it's always been: smooth, silky, and bursting with decadence. Back for another run with a new vintage.