Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 North Coast, California 

My Rating 81 Points.   

Price $18.
Beautiful purple in color with a purplish rim.

Tart and chocolatey nose of cranberries, plums, strawberries, vinegar, licorice, wood, earth, dark coffee, alcohol, mocha, chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, strawberries, raspberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, diet cola, chocolates, smoke and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tart strawberries.

An average California Cabernet at a higher price level. It has some complexity, but still unbalanced. I’m not sure if additional bottle time will be beneficial here, but since I have another bottle, I’ll give it another year.

Needs an hour in a decanter to open up.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

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