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The Prisoner Wine Company Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Wine Review

The Prisoner Wine Company Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Prisoner Wine Company Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

California, United States

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2021-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: The Prisoner Wine Company

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

More Vintages: 2017 

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Prisoner Wine Co makes some seriously bold and delicious wines, and Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon is guilty of exactly that! A blend of 80% Cab, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Syrah, and 5% Merlot, sourced from several regions in California's Central and North Coasts, including Monterey, Lodi, Paso, Sonoma, and Mendocino bringing the best characteristics of these regions to this impressive blend. The nose shows delicious dark berries, plum, raspberry pie, sweet spices, and a hint of dried herbs and graphite. The palate highlights how ripe and well structured this wine is, with spicy dark fruits, fine tannins, all in a big and robust style with creamy texture, great balance, and remarkable freshness. Keep it locked up for 5+ years or enjoy now with tangy BBQ, braised dishes, or around the campfire with good company. A guaranteed hit, this is certainly a buy by the case wine while it's available! Tasted May 2021. 93 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), but with some Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Merlot to round out the flavours. Aromas of black cherry, currant, and raspberry, with hints of graphite and warm spice. Full bodied and robust, with chalky, grippy tannins, and bright acidity. Berry flavours on the palate are rich and ripe, and there is a bit of a chalky, dry finish mingled with some warm spicy hints. Lovely! Enjoy with a grilled steak.
Produced by the Prisoner Wine Company, Unshackled 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is being offered for the first time in Canada. Produced mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon with a smattering of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Merlot sourced from Monterey, San Benito, Paso Robles, Lodi, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake County wine regions in California. Look for ripe dark fruit, plum, olive, grilled herbs and toasty, smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. The wine was aged 10 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews

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