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Have you ever felt like you weren’t free?

You aren’t exactly trapped in a bad situation…

…You’ve got a good life.

You just don’t feel like you have the freedom you crave?

That was me last weekend.

But there was one thing I knew for sure…

I gotta be free to drink The Prisoner Unshackled Rosé Wine in the middle of the afternoon.

There’s nothing like a mid-life identity crisis to make you wonder who you were and who the hell you’re now supposed to be.

The world is a strange place right now.

It’s beautiful but surreal.

Over the weekend Mr. W&D wanted to take me on a nice long meandering drive in the country.


He lured me out of the house (like a toddler) with a promise of ice cream afterwards. Because honestly, I’ve been afraid to go outside the front door.

Everything gets delivered. The ring of the doorbell is music to my ears and the Amazon guy is my best friend right now.

So we packed our masks, bottled water, and snacks for the drive. We ended up on one of the most beautiful bridges called the Natchez Trail.

I spied one lone stately home standing on top of the mountain bridge that took my breath away.

The green rolling hills and luscious verdant trees were awe-inspiring.

It was the best thing we could have done all week. I needed to clear the cobwebs out of my brain, so I could think again.

Have you ever been so focused on one thing that you have tunnel vision to everything else?

It’s like when you stare at your laptop for endless hours and then try to refocus your eyes on something 15 feet away, it takes a second to adjust.

I’ve been so focused on growing my business and getting myself back to normal, that anything outside my monitor I ignored.

I realized what I really wanted was to be free.

Remember the Freedom song by George Michael? I love that song.

Free to create funny as shit wine memes for you, free to make bougie recipes, free to drink lots of wine to share in my reviews, and free to make Wine & Drama all it could be.

When we arrived back home we ate our ice cream for dinner on the patio listening to 80’s pop hits.

Freedom Is Calling While I Drink The Prisoner Wine Company Unshackled Rosé

The Prisoner Unshackled Rosé

Later I popped open a bottle of the Prisoner Wine Company Unshackled Rosé 2019 and oh my was it freeing.

The Prisoner Wine Company is a dark horse in the wine game.

The brand is dangerous, demented, and slightly deranged. It’s everything I enjoy in a good thriller and in a wine house.

I especially love the Prisoner Red Blend made of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Charbono. It’s pricey at $49 a bottle, but it is divine!

Lots of dark overripe cherries, mocha, clove, anise, fig, boysenberry jam, and smoky vanilla.

Don’t worry about the label. It’s literally a prisoner in shackles. Just drink it.

That is one wine that I order by the magnum for parties (and if I ever have a party again, I’ll be sure to order it again).

My second favorite wine from the Prisoner is Saldo, a rich and heady Zinfandel.

There’s even a wine called Headlock…the names make me giggle. I have to try that.

Back to my bottle of Unshackled Rosé

It poured deliciously pale salmon pink in my glass. This Rosé wine is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Pinot Noir, and Mourvedre.

Juicy strawberry, hints of pomegranate, and pink grapefruit danced on my tongue, trailing behind was sharp lemon and bursting tangerines with a creamy melon finish.

It’s absolutely delightful.

But at $23 a bottle for a Rosé, I’m not sure I’d buy it again. I need a little bit more “oomph”.

Love Drunk Rosé by Maison Noir at $25 a bottle beats it hands down. It’s intoxicating and perfectly packed with strawberry, watermelon, kiwi, and raspberry.

I’d drink Unshackled Rosé again for sure. It’s Wine & Drama approved.

If you want a bottle of Unshackled Rosé or any kind of Rosé to magically appear at your doorstep then check out my pals at Drizly, they’ll deliver wine, beer, liquor, or whatever your heart desires that’s in a bottle.

Now let’s drink to YOU being free to do whatever you want, whenever you want to.

About the Author Alexandra Andersen

I founded Wine & Drama to make you laugh and help you learn all about wine, food, and living well. I love stinky cheese, my Nespresso machine, Loire Valley white wines, bold full-bodied reds, and championing ladies in winemaking.

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