Z. Alexander Brown 2013 Uncaged, Proprietary Red, North Coast
Known for his band and his music, Zac Brown is a creative spirit who has a passion for bringing music, food, and people together. The next logical step for him was to make wine. For this, his Uncaged series he teamed up with the resources of Delicato Family Wines and Napa Valley Winemaker John Killebrew, who grew up in California, developed a love for nature, gardening, cooking, and music at an early age. As a winemaker, John is able to stay immersed in nature. Working in partnership with Zac and accessing the Delicato's superb quality grapes heís able to create wines with true character and style that offer a lot for a little. This Proprietary Red blends Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Verdot, Malbec, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon into a smooth but layered wine with notes of blueberry, cassis, cedar, black cherry and baking spices. Itís mouth filling, with supple tannins good balance and a lingering finish. It aged 9 months in one-third new French and American oak barrels. Whether or not youíre a music lover, you're sure to be a fan of this latest composition from Zac Brown.
Leave it to a musician like Zac Brown to make a rockin' value red blend! Forward and aromatic, this has enticing blackberry, cassis, blueberry fruit with some sweet baking spice notes. It is lush and supple with just enough tannins to keep it firm and dry on the finish.
ZB Uncaged lives up to its name a soon as the cork is pulled! A really sessionable wine with immediate personality that we enjoyed with gourmet burgers smoked on the BGE! It is an easy decision to purchase this red blend that lives up to the ZB image of approachable, fun and relaxed quality.