Z. Alexander Brown Wines Uncaged Proprietary Red Blend 2014 North Coast, california 

My Rating 90 Points.   

Price $17.

Nice ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, sweet plums, oak, licorice, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn and espresso.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Smooth with long legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity, with cherries, currants, sweet plums, alcohol, light vegetables, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, black pepper and spices.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice surprise. A great red blend from California. Balanced and enjoyable with mild complexity. Will be good in the next few years, but not for a long time. Spicy and smooth with a soft mouthfeel. Drinking nicely now all by itself.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

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