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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer UNSHACKLED
This multi-regional new California blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Tannat has very little to do with the Cab Sauv style that is produced elsewhere in the world, especially in France at the $30 mark. Thatís not to say that itís bad, itís just different and stylistically unexpected. In fact, itís an easy to drink, very faintly off-dry, wide-appeal, fruity red blend that lots of people will enjoy. Deep purple in colour, it has a very fruity nose focused on plummy, black cherry fruit along with some cedary notes. Itís just off-dry and medium to medium-full bodied with smooth, juicy, ripe, plummy, black cherry and raspberry fruit flavours plus a lingering, somewhat spicy, ginger-cedar finish.Aged 9 months in oak (10% new) 85% American and 15% French. It has 14.9% alcohol and 3.7 g/L residual sugar with lot numbers L0334 220114 and 2722218 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 17812
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country USA
Region California
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Juicy, Intense, Ripe, Spicy
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: This is the fourth vintage of Unshackled. The 2021 features 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Tannat making up the balance. It shows gorgeous depth of flavour, with plum, cassis, blackberry, dried herbs, clove, mocha and vanilla. A robust, pleasurefocused wine with wide appeal that's perfect for grilled meats. Enjoy by 2026. Price $ 32.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 15, 2023
Cases bought 392 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Not Presented   * Below Average   *+ OK   ** Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding ***+ Exceptional

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