One of our favorite small production Zinfandel producers, Brown Estate makes a delicious Zinfandel (60%) Cabernet (40%) and Petite Sirah (5%) blend that will delight Zin and Cab fans alike. Limited.
Dense crimson color with a blue scarlet rim leads to a fragrant nose of exotic Asian apple blossom, crushed rose petals, and cloves. This wine delivers a mouthful of soft, silky texture that gives way to ripe, forward fruit balanced with layers of complexity. Cascading flavors of blackberries, black cherries, cappuccino, and tobacco lead to herbaceous earthiness with undertones of big game and fresh sage and rosemary. This is a dark, deep, brooding and seductive wine that glides over your palate toward a long, elegant finish. The perfect wine to pair with boldly seasoned grilled meats and garlicky potatoes with coarse ground mustard, or a comforting beef pot pie.
One of our favorite small production California Zinfandels for years, The Brown Estate Zinfandel is a beautifully structured, elegant zinfandel. This wine has the great upfront fruit that is a hallmark of Zinfandel, but it also has the polish, elegance, and complexity that makes this a wine to ponder. Wonderful raspberry fruit, with a silky mouthfeel and wonderful balance makes this wine a winner. ST 92 pts.
The Brown Family are the proud owners of this small property located in the Chiles Valley district of the Napa Valley. The Zinfandel grown and produced here is nothing short of spectacular! They have been selling their prime Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon fruit to the likes of Grgich Hills and Green & Red Vineyards.
Extremely limited single-vineyard Zinfandel from Brown Estate. Only 330 cases produced.
Our Mickey’s Block zinfandel vineyard is located on the far west side of our property beside a seasonal stream at an elevation of 1100 ft. The soils are volcanic, rocky, and mineral rich, with ideal quantities of sand and clay. This tiny six-acre vineyard has long been coveted for its unusually small clusters and berry size, which provide maximum intensity due to the high ratio of skins to volume. Mickey’s Block is our only zinfandel vineyard with a north-south orientation.
Brown Estate, known for their Zinfandel, also make a tiny production (350 cases) Chardonnay - limited.
Stunning gemstone brilliance of lemon quartz dazzles in the glass and instantly captivates the eye. The nose is instinctively drawn to the complex yet immediately gratifying bouquet that begins with predominant top notes of honeysuckle, star jasmine, and lily. Secondary notes of pineapple, kiwi, and honeyed pear follow, interwoven with candied Meyer lemon and subtle toffee-coated/buttered popcorn. Intrigue continues to unfold with textural notes of delicately toasted Spanish almonds, dusty limestone, and subtle brine. Mouthfeel is immensely broad, rich, and plush, with cascading layers of tropical star apple, guava, and lychee enveloped by creamy, round texture and finishing with lemon zest – providing a delightful counterpoint between lush, creamy texture and zesty, bright acidity. Drink now through 2020.