Napa, Calif.-based Delicato Family Vineyards announced the launch of Z. Alexander Brown, a new portfolio of wines from Napa Valley winemaker John Killebrew and Grammy-award winning musician Zac Brown. Highlighting the quality of California's North Coast with a Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary Red Blend, Z. Alexander Brown wines unveil a robust style reflective of the land and the 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 company says.
"After 10 minutes with Zac, I knew that we were meant to work together," Killebrew said in a statement. "From his southern-inspired restaurants to his unique farm-to-table, Eat & Greet dining experience on wheels, Zac's creative sensibility and ‘homegrown’ perspective personally resonated with my approach to making wine. The North Coast, known for its diverse array of premium vineyards and their ability to develop rich, flavorful fruit, provided the perfect canvas for crafting two high-powered, palate-provoking wines aligned with our stylistic goals."
Brown added: "Wine has always fascinated me because of its inherent connection to the land and the artistry necessary to craft a distinct and memorable experience. As a long-time wine enthusiast, the opportunity to partner with an expert like John has been a rewarding team effort, and I am excited to unveil the first of many vintages to come."
The contemporary package features the word “Uncaged,” accompanied by an owl taking flight, which captures the spirit of Z. Alexander Brown wines, the company says. Carrying meaning on many levels, “uncaged” is the guiding maxim for Brown and Killebrew’s approach to crafting Z. Alexander Brown wines, as well as the title of one of Zac Brown Band's multi-platinum albums, it adds.
The inaugural vintages of Z. Alexander Brown Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary Red Blend are available nationally with a suggested retail price of $19.99.