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Make Tomorrow WINE Day! Prisoner-Style Red 40% Off by the Case! (Rutherford/Oakville Fruit)

With the tremendous popularity of these dynamic and delicious Prisoner-style red wines, I think we can safely say that the Big Red Napa Blend is here to stay… and with extremely good reason!

Blending these high quality grapes from one of the greatest wine regions in the world results in a wine that can possess more complexity, structure and various fruit character than in a single varietal wine. It also allows the winemaker a bit of creative freedom to craft an original wine like no other. When the fruit comes from THE BEST AVAs in all of Napa such as Rutherford/Oakville/Atlas Peak, as is the case with this gorgeous gem that we will be offering starting tomorrow, then you have a wine that is truly special and utterly pleasing. This particular wine is from the ‘Epic 2010 Vintage’(according to Parker) and has spent the last few years aging in bottle which has brought all of the fruit, oak, tannins and sheer elegance into harmonious balance.

Truth be told, we tasted a handful of wines from this one producer including an Oakville Red and Spring Mountain District Cab both which retailed for $100 or more. But none of them had the amazing fruit structure or complexity that this value minded red blend did, and it is drinking just so beautifully right now. So we jumped at the chance to bring this in and with the deal we struck this stunner of a wine is going to come in at Under $30 by the Case… an unreal value for a wine of this quality with fruit from these AVAs! This one is sure to sell out in a flash, so be sure not to miss our Wine of the Day email tomorrow morning! If you aren’t already subscribed to our emails, you can register here to have great wine deals like this one delivered right to your inbox!


Josh Farrell, Wine Director

The WineExpress Team brings you the latest wine news and exciting recommendations! We’ll talk about what we’re currently drinking and the wines we are looking forward to. There will be a lot of different opinions and we’d love to hear yours too!


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