90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Unshackled Red Wine is ripe and lush. This wine shows excellent richness without going over-the-top. Its powerful aromas and flavors of black fruit and licorice should pair it well with pan-seared hanger steak. (Tasted: January 17, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
Unshackled Red Blend opens with aromas of raspberry, blueberry and crushed violets. Flavors of spiced dried cherries, florals and a hint of white pepper translate to a balanced red blend wine supported with a generious mouthfeel. A blend of Zinfandel, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache is barrel aged in French and American oak casks for 11 months before bottling. Serve just below room temperature by refrigerating this wine bottle for up to 30 minutes. Pair this red wine blend with BBQ Pork Ribs or a Portobello Mushroom burger.