Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Z. Alexander Brown wines are a creative collaboration between Zac Brown, of Zac Brown Band, and Napa Valley winemaker John Killebrew. Highlighting the quality of California’s best growing regions, Z. Alexander Brown wines unveil a robust style reflective of the land and the unlimited potential that can result from a pair of artists with a passion for bringing food, people and a sense of place together through creativity. The Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged wine portfolio includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Proprietary Red Blend, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from California’s finest winegrowing regions and are produced and distributed by Delicato Family Winery. Inspired by homegrown values, a lifelong connection to the land and Zac’s passion for bringing music, food and people together, Z. Alexander Brown wines ignite a natural gateway to wine – and a freedom to create. “…Both wine and music are intangible – you can’t stop either one in time and examine it carefully as they both change over time. Each has a lot of tone, feeling and texture. It’s all a craft. No matter what the medium is, it all takes a lot of love, time and attention to detail to come out with a final product you know everyone will enjoy”. -- Zac Brown, proprietor of Z. Alexander Brown.
Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco, the North Coast AVA includes six counties: Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. While Napa and Sonoma enjoy most of the glory, the rest produce no shortage of quality wines in an intriguing and diverse range of styles.
Climbing up the state's rugged coastline, the chilly Marin County, just above the City and most of Sonoma County, as well as Mendocino County on the far north end of the North Coast successfully grow cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in some spots, Riesling. Inland Lake County, on the other hand, is considerably warmer, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produce some impressive wines with affordable price tags.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.