Z. Alexander Brown Wines

Uncaged North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

8.7472 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Michael McGuire

8.8 are you kidding me? This drinks like a gas station Malbec. Fruity and jammy, absolutely no structure what so ever. No acidity and no tannins, in a blind tasting God could not identify this as cab. The flavor is not completely bad but the lack of balance makes it sickly sweet. Save your money.

8.8 are you kidding me? This drinks like a gas station Malbec. Fruity and jammy, absolutely no structure what so ever. No acidity and no tannins, in a blind tasting God could not identify this as cab. The flavor is not completely bad but the lack of balance makes it sickly sweet. Save your money.

5 people found it helpfulNov 7th, 2016
Erica Westcott

Needs a while to breathe before it's drinkable.

Needs a while to breathe before it's drinkable.

4 people found it helpfulApr 7th, 2017
"Odedi"

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This time it is from the North Coast of California.

Ruby in color with a wide purple/reddish rim. A very pretty color.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, light oak, vanilla, earth, vegetables, dark coffee, earth, bell pepper, celery, spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, red currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, red chili pepper, green vegetables, herbs and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with very fine tannins and pomegranates.

This is a nice Californian Cabernet. Not fully balanced, but showing a smooth mouthfeel and nice complexity.

I had it about a year-and-a-half ago and now it is much better, although not as good as their red blend.

92 points Wine Enthusiasts.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. Needs to be opened for 90 minutes to remove much of the acidity. I used the Vspin for 15 minutes.


13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This time it is from the North Coast of California.

Ruby in color with a wide purple/reddish rim. A very pretty color.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, light oak, vanilla, earth, vegetables, dark coffee, earth, bell pepper, celery, spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, red currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, red chili pepper, green vegetables, herbs and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with very fine tannins and pomegranates.

This is a nice Californian Cabernet. Not fully balanced, but showing a smooth mouthfeel and nice complexity.

I had it about a year-and-a-half ago and now it is much better, although not as good as their red blend.

92 points Wine Enthusiasts.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. Needs to be opened for 90 minutes to remove much of the acidity. I used the Vspin for 15 minutes.


13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

2 people found it helpfulJul 20th, 2018
Jared Ubriaco

At publix 17.99 for two. tastes great!!

At publix 17.99 for two. tastes great!!

2 people found it helpfulOct 7th, 2016
Sherri Cornett

Nothing crazy. Good, solid. Drank at holiday party. No complaints. Everyone happy as we played “Bag of Nouns”

Nothing crazy. Good, solid. Drank at holiday party. No complaints. Everyone happy as we played “Bag of Nouns”

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2017
Andrea Watt

Very dark with big cherry and black currant. A little too sharp for me.

Very dark with big cherry and black currant. A little too sharp for me.

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2017
Garrett Reed

Love this well balanced cab

Love this well balanced cab

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2017
James Gourley

One- dimensional cherry fruit without much on the back end.

One- dimensional cherry fruit without much on the back end.

1 person found it helpfulJun 12th, 2017
Linda Peterson

Needs to breathe. Great with steak.

Needs to breathe. Great with steak.

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2017
Hayden Hamilton

Liked it better than I expected. At least there isn’t any of that Carmel apple candied plum flavor you get in a lot of big cabs. Not a ton of complexity, some tannin, not too sweet.

Liked it better than I expected. At least there isn’t any of that Carmel apple candied plum flavor you get in a lot of big cabs. Not a ton of complexity, some tannin, not too sweet.

Feb 11th, 2020