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Current Releases

2012 Napa Valley Zinfandel

2012 Napa Valley Zin 750ml – $42 | $37.80 | $35.70

1800 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Our Napa Valley Zinfandel historically has borne the responsibility of being the ultimate representative of our four zinfandel blocks – the best of the best of our Brown Estate terroir integrated into one stellar wine. As such, it is the most challenging zin we produce because it requires commingling of four distinct “personalities” into one well-adjusted protagonist. The fact that no single vineyard’s qualities dominate here is a testament to the integration, fluidity, and perpetual motion – the balancing act! – that is Brown Estate itself. Deeper, darker, and richer than previous vintages, this 2012 bottling is marked by ripe Bing cherry and big briery black fruit characteristics. Exotic spice and subtle citrus integrate with vibrant acidity to balance out this wine’s lush and rich juiciness. Excellent palate weight with a silky, long, lingering finish. Drink 2014 through 2022..

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club, Estate Club & California Club members received this wine in magnum format in December 2013. California Club members also received one standard bottle in January 2014.
Composition
100% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
Brown Estate Vineyard Source
Chiles Valley, Rosemary's, Mickey's & Westside Blocks
Barrel Aging
12 months in 25% new oak – 50/50 French/American
Alcohol
15.2% by vol.
2012 Chaos Theory

2012 Chaos Theory 750ml – $40 | $36 | $34

1100 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Our Chaos Theory is an epic tale of the blending of three magnificent varietals, and their willingness to sublimate their individual genius in service to the greater good, thus creating a masterpiece that embodies the best of each. The 2012 vintage is a gorgeous pool of magenta that blends with sapphire onyx at the core while a delicate scarlet rim frames the glass. The nose instantly draws you into its depths, where sultry aromas of black currant, crème de cassis, tobacco, and subtle smoky earth give way to sweet cedar and spicy clove. This vintage is similar to the 2011, the distinction being the effect of the 2012 growing season that marked all of our wines with a bolder and more expressive overall character from the eye to the palate. Mouthfeel is rich, deep, and full with the decadence of a dark black forest gateau and silky smooth texture. Vibrant citrus and pomegranate components shadow and interlace with a voluptuous richness, providing the perfect combination of structure and extracted juiciness. The virtues of this wine are many – our Chaos Theory is a crowd pleaser that ultimately will unite your guests with one wine for all. Pair with just about anything from pizza to hearty pastas to glazed black cod to beef short ribs. Drink now through 2022.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members received this wine in magnum format in December 2013. California Club members received a magnum in November 2013 and a standard bottle in January 2014.
Composition
60% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
35% Napa Valley Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Napa Valley Petite Sirah
Brown Estate Vineyard Sources
Chiles Valley Block (Zinfandel)
Rosemary's Block (Zinfandel)
Mickey's Block (Zinfandel)
Westside Block (Zinfandel)
Terraces Block (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Eastside Block (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Barrel Aging
12 months in 25% new oak – 50/50 French/American
Alcohol
14.5% by vol.
2012 Mickey's Block Zinfandel

2012 Mickey's Block Zin 750ml – $50 | $45 | $42.50

700 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Our 2012 Mickey's Block Zinfandel harkens back to the original 2009 vintage where it consistently stole the show with stop-you-in-your-tracks vibrant, ultra-ripe jammy fruit. It is charismatic and enchanting, displaying smoldering black fruit and rich cream. Deep, dark, and dense with a garnet core and ruby/rose-colored rim. Nose bursts forth with ultra-ripe blackberries and black cherries with hints of pot de crème and fresh baked pie crust. Smokey herb and wild game notes banter with sweet star jasmine and effervescent citrus. Heavy-bodied, dense, and loaded with glycerine. Mouthfeel is deep, rich, and succulent with a luxurious silky texture and long, sublime finish. Drink now through 2022.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members will receive two bottles of this wine in your Spring 2014 allocations. California Club members will receive two bottles of this wine in your February 2014 allocation.
Composition
100% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
Brown Estate Vineyard Source
Mickey's Block
Barrel Aging
12 months in 30% new oak – 50/50 French/American
Alcohol
15.2% by vol.
2012 Rosemary's Block Zinfandel

2012 Rosemary's Block Zin 750ml – $55 | $49.50 | $46.75

700 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Our Rosemary’s Block Zinfandel is a consistently high-definition wine thanks to its structure and vibrancy. The 2012 vintage is unctuous, ripe, and decadent, yet remains true to its nature with predominant red fruit characteristics and feminine perfume – the only surprise being the addition of subtle herb and game. Gorgeous magenta core with a ruby rim and dazzling crystalline clarity. A swirl of the glass releases macerated red cherries, grenadine, and freshly ground ginger embellished by cascades of exotic spice. Billowing notes of lavender and freesia follow, transmuting into subtle herb-rubbed smoky game, saddle, and lemon zest. Medium body with a persistently vibrant core that provides an intense foundation on the palate and allows seamless integration of focused fruit, spice, and vibrant acidity. Drink now through 2022.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members will receive two bottles of this wine in your Spring 2014 allocations. California Club members will receive two bottles of this wine in your March 2014 allocation.
Composition
100% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
Brown Estate Vineyard Source
Rosemary's Block
Barrel Aging
12 months in 30% new oak – 50/50 French/American
Alcohol
15.2% by vol.
2011 Chiles Valley Zinfandel

2011 Chiles Valley Zin 750ml – $50 | $45 | $42.50

700 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Crystalline clarity with deep garnet core and delicate scarlet rim – this wine is eye candy in a glass! The subtly nuanced 2011 vintage possesses all of the hallmark characteristics we've learned to expect of this “wild child” vineyard. Extroverted notes of hibiscus tea, exotic Asian apple, rose petals, and ruby red grapefruit billow forth, juxtaposed with an evocative tangle of bramble, briar, and morning garden. Buoyant top notes of allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves virtually dance in the glass. Medium-bodied with magnificent depth and length and a vibrant acidity that provides seamless integration of structure and spice with lush, juicy, decadent fruit. Drink now thru 2020.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club and Estate Club members received this wine in your Fall 2013 allocations; California Club members in September 2013.
Composition
100% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
Brown Estate Vineyard Source
Chiles Valley Block
Barrel Aging
12 months in 25% new oak – 50/50 French/American
Alcohol
15.2% by vol.
2011 Westside Zinfandel

2011 Westside Zin 750ml – $50 | $45 | $42.50

400 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Our 2011 Westside Zinfandel is a sultry starlet in the making, its gorgeous garnet core and crimson rim aptly signaling that pure magic awaits. Hallmark characteristics of wild strawberries in the field and dried hibiscus and rose petal potpourri lead to black cherry cola with spicy cloves intertwined with layers of rich heavy cream, brown sugar, and candied citrus. Further investigation reveals delicate notes of cedar, flint, and smoke. In contrast to previous vintages this wine is slightly deeper in color and intensity, yet there is a subtle vulnerability that belies the nose – present only on the palate, it delivers luxurious silky texture, seamless integration, and gentle, supple tannins. Drink now through 2023.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club members received this wine in your Spring 2013 allocation; Estate Club members in Summer 2013; California Club members June 2013.
Composition
100% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
Brown Estate Vineyard Source
Westside Block
Barrel Aging
12 months in 30% new oak – 50/50 French/American
Alcohol
15.8% by vol.

"Exotics"

2010 Brown Recluse

2010 Brown Recluse 750ml – $125 | $112.50 | $106.25

150 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

BACKGROUND: We generally harvest our zinfandel before our cabernet sauvignon, but every now and then the stars align and David finds himself harvesting both simultaneously. Some of you may recall our 2005 Chaos Theory, a magnificent result of this very phenomenon – a phenomenon that opens a window for creation of a co-fermented blend, whereby the cab and zin are “married” at the outset. Unlike a blend whose components are fermented, barrel-aged, and developed separately prior to blending, a co-fermented wine benefits from the opportunity to alter its own genetic composition synergistically throughout the winemaking process. The result, in this case, is a cohesive melding together of two very distinct varieties into a oneness that provides an otherworldly, divine, and supremely balanced and elegant palate experience. (Click Tech Sheet link above for full tasting notes.)

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club members received one bottle of this wine in December 2013. Due to limited production allocations are not available to Estate Club & California Club members, but member discounts do apply.
Composition
50% Napa Valley Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
50% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
Brown Estate Vineyard Sources
Big Dam Block (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Westside Block (Zinfandel)
Barrel Aging
24 months in 35% new oak – 100% French
Alcohol
14.5% by vol.
2010 Duppy Conqueror

2010 Duppy Conqueror
Petite Sirah Dessert Wine 375ml – $48 | $43.20 | $40.80

500 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: This viscous wine clings to the glass, a captivating abyss of darkness encircled by a tantalizing magenta rim. One steady swirl and a deep pink stain washes over the bowl creating a psychedelic pattern all its own. Simultaneously a profound bouquet fills the glass and spills into the room, a subtle explosion of fragrance opening with spun brown sugar, eucalyptus, toffee covered apples, brandied maraschino cherries, and currants topped with Chantilly cream. Further investigation uncovers deeper notes of dark chocolate, bay, and forest pine. Cohesion between the petite sirah and zinfandel brandy is most evident on the palate, where the two become one. Mouthfeel is everything the nose implies yet surprisingly dry. Drink now through the end of time.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club and Estate Club members received this wine in your Fall 2013 allocations.
Composition
Napa Valley Petite Sirah
Barrel Aging
30 months in 100% French seasoned new oak
Alcohol
19.5% by vol.
Fortification
Six-year aged estate grown zinfandel brandy

Celebration / Gift Magnums – Click Images to Enlarge

2012 Napa Valley Zinfandel Magnum

2012 Napa Valley Zin 1.5L
“Message on a Bottle” Magnum – $95 | $85.50 | $80.75

300 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Our Napa Valley Zinfandel historically has borne the responsibility of being the ultimate representative of our four zinfandel blocks – the best of the best of our Brown Estate terroir integrated into one stellar wine. As such, it is the most challenging zin we produce because it requires commingling of four distinct “personalities” into one well-adjusted protagonist. The fact that no single vineyard’s qualities dominate here is a testament to the integration, fluidity, and perpetual motion – the balancing act! – that is Brown Estate itself. Deeper, darker, and richer than previous vintages, this 2012 bottling is marked by ripe Bing cherry and big briery black fruit characteristics. Exotic spice and subtle citrus integrate with vibrant acidity to balance out this wine’s lush and rich juiciness. Excellent palate weight with a silky, long, lingering finish. Drink 2014 through 2022.

For optimal enjoyment, cellar this magnum through October 2014. This wine will be released in 750ml format on February 1st.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Wine club members will receive one of these bottles in your December 2013 allocations.
The Message
We are bottling this wine in August 2013, as our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary approaches. Though the 2012 vintage date belies what Dad exultantly calls their “Golden Jubilee,” the 2013 bottling date marks it. So we dedicate this year’s magnum of our flagship Napa Valley zinfandel to Mom & Dad, and to their fruitful and formidable five-decade partnership. Their unfailing dedication to one another and their forward-thinking faith in us are the cornerstones of Brown Estate and all that we have built along the way. Thank you Mom & Dad for keeping it together!
2012 Chaos Theory Magnum

2012 Chaos Theory 1.5L
“Matrix Code” Magnum – $95 | $85.50 | $80.75

300 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Gorgeous pool of magenta blends with sapphire onyx at the core while a delicate scarlet rim frames the glass. The nose instantly draws you into its depths, where sultry aromas of black currant, crème de cassis, tobacco, and subtle smoky earth give way to sweet cedar and spicy clove. This vintage is similar to the 2011, the distinction being the effect of the 2012 growing season that marked all of our wines with a bolder and more expressive overall character from the eye to the palate. Mouthfeel is rich, deep, and full with the decadence of a dark black forest gateau and silky smooth texture. Vibrant citrus and pomegranate components shadow and interlace with a voluptuous richness, providing the perfect combination of structure and extracted juiciness. The virtues of this wine are many – our Chaos Theory is a crowd pleaser that ultimately will unite your guests with one wine for all. Pair with just about anything from pizza to hearty pastas to glazed black cod to beef short ribs. Drink 2014 through 2022.

For optimal enjoyment, cellar this magnum through October 2014. This wine will be released in 750ml format on February 1st.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club and Estate Club members will receive one of these bottles in your December 2013 allocations. California Club members received one of these bottles in your November 2013 allocation.
2011 Napa Valley Zinfandel Magnum

2011 Napa Valley Zin 1.5L
“Message on a Bottle” Magnum – $95 | $85.50 | $80.75

VERY LIMITED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Gorgeous garnet core and subtle ruby rim beguile the eye. Nose generously opens to reveal an otherworldly bouquet of hibiscus, rambling rose, exotic apple, and a rushing cascade of allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and cigar box. Once again the Rosemary's Block component of this blend is most evident – mandarin, tea, and freshly grated ginger are interwoven with effervescent citrus and meringue. Also present are subtle notes of saddle, garden earth, and bay laurel with a touch of eucalyptus. Mouthfeel is joyously juicy, full, and rich, shadowed by gentle tannins that at first persist and then retreat to reveal a long, lingering, sublime finish. Drink now to 2021.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Wine club members received one of these bottles in your December 2012 allocations.
The Message
Brown Estate is our child. Briefly a mere twinkle in our eyes, together we manifested it and from its inception have raised it... through seventeen years of wonderment and joy, with a few growing pains along the way... We speak figuratively, of course, but if this literally were so, as this wine is being bottled, Brown Estate would be finishing up a summer job, entering its senior year in high school, dating, putting in college applications, and – ironically – pining for its driver’s license. Imagine...! But for us, there is pride and joy (and, yes, heart-stopping drama) enough in growing, producing, bottling, and sharing our wines – our offspring – with you. At every twist and turn, you have been with us, the proverbial village helping and inspiring us to push forward in this grandest of adventures... Thank you…
2011 Chaos Theory Magnum

2011 Chaos Theory 1.5L
“Matrix Code” Magnum – $95 | $85.50 | $80.75

VERY LIMITED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Our 2011 Chaos Theory is an epic tale of the blending of three magnificent varietals, and their willingness to sublimate their individual genius in service to the greater good, thus creating a masterpiece that embodies the best of each. Intense magenta core, punctuated with onyx and dazzling garnet rim, invites the eye to delve into seemingly endless visual depth. Bouquet is rich and plush with ripe sun-drenched blackberries, black cherries, and fresh cream with sugar frosted meringue-topped citrus tart, sprinkled with candied lilac petals. Venture deeper and discover earthy notes of sweet soil and dark Venezuelan chocolate with cedar, bay laurel, and residual pipe tobacco. Irresistible lush, layered mouthfeel unfurls stunning expression on the palate. Drink now through 2025.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members received one of these bottles in your December 2012 allocations. California Club members received one of these bottles in your November 2012 allocation.
2010 Napa Valley Zinfandel Magnum

2010 Napa Valley Zin 1.5L
“Message on a Bottle” Magnum – $95 | $85.50 | $80.75

25 CASES REMAINING | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Visually alluring with a dark garnet core and soft ruby rim. A swirl of the glass unleashes hallmark aromas characteristic of our Napa Valley Zinfandel. Hibiscus blossom, Asian apple, rose petals, and lily lead to ripe wild cherries, kumquat preserves, star anise, cedar, and an enticing touch of game that ebbs and flows on the nose. Cascades of exotic spice follow, leading with allspice, clove, cinnamon, and cardamom, then Madagascar vanilla and subtle tobacco. This wine is expansive and broad with a silky, creamy mouthfeel interwoven seamlessly with mandarin-like zestiness that lingers on the palate. From lamb burgers and sausages on the grill to smoked trout and caviar to classic roast chicken or truffle mac and cheese, behold the black cashmere sweater of wines – always appropriate, goes with everything! Drink now through 2017.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members received two of these bottles in your December 2011 allocations.
The Message
This 2010 vintage represents the 15th bottling of our flagship Napa Valley Zinfandel, the wine that launched our Brown Estate label, and with it an out-of-bounds dream. For sixteen years—inspired by your enthusiasm—we have stayed the course, quietly producing premium estate grown wines and transforming our “little winery that could” into an established Napa Valley brand. As we turn this corner and begin heading toward our next milestone, we again take stock of where we have come from and where we are going. It has been and continues to be an extraordinary adventure. Out here in the woods, far off the beaten path, we have built our very own wine oasis. And to every intrepid wine enthusiast we meet—from eager newby to seasoned connoisseur—we profess our golden rule: “Wine should not be stressful.” May this bottle of our pride and joy bring you and yours a magical evening and many cherished memories. Salud!
Branded Wooden Magnum Box

Branded Wooden Magnum Gift Box – $20

CLICK IMAGE FOR ALT VIEW | MEMBER DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY

DETAILS: Gorgeous custom branded wooden magnum box makes a perfect gift package with any Brown Estate magnum bottle. Inserts inside box form a secure cradle to hold magnum bottle in place for shipping, gift presentation, and/or display purposes. When ordered with any magnum bottle, wine will ship inside box. (Not suitable for standard bottles.)

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Composition
100% Pine