Grammy-Award Winning Musician Zac Brown And Napa Valley Winemaker John Killebrew Introduce First White Wine To Z. Alexander Brown Collection
Z. Alexander Brown 2016 Uncaged Chardonnay from California’s Santa Lucia Highlands is available nationally
Z. Alexander Brown wines have announced the national launch of their Z. Alexander Brown 2016 Uncaged Chardonnay, the first white wine addition to the portfolio of robust wines from GRAMMY Award-winning musician Zac Brown and Napa Valley Winemaker John Killebrew. Uncaged was inspired by Zac and John’s approach to crafting Z. Alexander Brown wines, and the title of Zac Brown Band’s GRAMMY award-winning album.
Launched by Delicato Family Vineyards in January 2016, Z. Alexander Brown became the #1 new wine brand of the year and is now a top 150 brand*. The timing is ideal to enter the thriving Chardonnay category, still the favorite varietal in the US with the $15-20 segment currently growing +12%**.
“All of the Uncaged wines are complex, juicy and dynamic. We wanted to craft a food-friendly, versatile Chardonnay—in a bold style with excellent acidity and balance. This wine is true to the variety, with a bright acidity attributed to the cool climate of Santa Lucia Highlands,” noted Z. Alexander Brown wine maker John Killebrew. “Sourced from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA in Monterey, this Chardonnay expresses flavors indicative of the region in which the grapes were grown: Juicy stone fruit flavors balanced by a nice acidity for exceptional balance, mouthfeel and bold spice character, rounded out with a generous helping of rich, toasty vanilla oak.”