90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon is packed and well-built. This wine is a prototype of Cabernet Sauvignon. Its steady aromas and flavors of bright black fruit and oak accents stay long and persistent on the palate. Pair it with grilled short ribs. (Tasted: January 17, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon, opens with aromas of plum and blackberry with a hint of olive. Vibrant flavors of black stone fruit and dried herbs with solid tannin structure result in a flavor-forward red wine with balanced acidity. A delicious red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Merlot, this wine combines grapes from the north and central coast of California and is aged in French and American oak casks for 11 months.
Pair this flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon wine with pork meatballs in a tomato sauce or dark chocolate and raspberry layer cake. Serve this wine bottle just below room temperature by refrigerating for up to 30 minutes.