Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Unruly Red Blend Wine Review: problematically good. $12
I explained the blog to the friendly wine lady, Emily, and she immediately took me to Unruly. I balked at the price, and she said I should make an exception to my "under $10" rule, since it's TECHNICALLY $6/bottle once you factor in that the second bottle is only $0.05.
And herein is the problematic part... If I start buying $12 bottles of wine because the second one is practically free, then I've always got twice as much wine as I want on hand, which means I'll drink it, because... wine.
So I'm challenging myself to make the second bottle last a couple nights.
This photo shows the excellent pairing of Unruly with my leftover lamb shank, warmed up in the microwave and enjoyed on the patio for lunch. A perfect combo.
Unruly is, as Emily said, "fruit forward." I'd say that yes, it's a fruity wine with a plum finish. It's not overly dry or gritty, and it's light on the pucker factor (Russ explained to me last night those are "tannins," but I don't want to start using fancy words).
It's delicious and drinkable.
At first when I poured the leftover from last night for lunch today, it smelled a little yeasty. Is that a thing? It wasn't bad, just that's what it smelled like to me.
I think overall, this is a great wine. It's well worth the $12, even without the $0.05 second bottle.
Well played, Brentwood BevMo Emily.