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New Releases

2013 Chaos Theory

2013 Chaos Theory 750ml – $40 | $36 | $34

1800 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Now in its tenth vintage, Chaos Theory continues to echo our journey through the world of wine, consistently proving that the best is yet to come, there’s always something to look forward to, and no matter how random or chaotic things may seem there is method and meaning to all that we do and experience. Simply put, all’s well that ends well! Once in your glass our 2013 Chaos envelops the bowl in a wash of dramatic royal purple surrounded by a delicate garnet rim. Its intense billowing fragrance begins with blue fruits then shifts markedly to red fruit and flowers – blueberry, mulberry, blackberry, then bing cherry, violet, and rose. Ripe fruit commingles with tart pomegranate and winter spice, further revealing sassafras root, subtle spearmint, and cherry cola with gravel, loam, and a hint of minerality. Mouthfeel is dense, rich, and decadent with loads of luscious fruit, vanillin, and cascading spice. Drink now through 2023.

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WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members will receive one magnum of this wine in December 2014. California Club members will receive a magnum in November 2014 and two standard bottles in January 2015.
Composition
60% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
35% Napa Valley Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Napa Valley Estate Grown 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)
Big Field Block (Petite Sirah)
Barrel Aging
12 months in 25% new oak – 50/50 French/American
Alcohol
14.5% by vol.
2012 Chiles Valley Zinfandel

2012 Chiles Valley Zin 750ml – $50 | $45 | $42.50

700 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Translucent magenta core with scarlet rim and signature Brown Estate bouquet of Asian apple, hibiscus, rose petals, and cascading spice. Secondary notes of bay laurel, blackberry, cigar, and a touch of black pepper inspire thoughtful, lingering engagement. Layers of complexity make this wine an excellent accompaniment to the unique blend of savory, sweet, and tart flavors that comprise a classic all-American Thanksgiving dinner. Drink now through 2022.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members are receiving this wine in fall 2014, California Club members in September 2014.
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.
2012 Petite Sirah

2012 Petite Sirah 750ml – $55 | $49.50 | $46.75

425 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Dazzling intense blue-black core with electric magenta rim. Nose bursts with opulent Jamaican Christmas cake, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, and eucalyptus, followed by violets commingled with new Italian leather, dry resinous herbs, pencil shavings, and a touch of graphite laced with subtle vanilla. Big, bold, and full-bodied with luscious, dense mouthfeel and medium-plus tannins. Pair with something bold like lamb or your favorite cut of beef and Gorgonzola potatoes au gratin. Drink now for a full-throttle experience or age five years to life for a taste of the sublime!

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members are receiving this wine in fall 2014, California Club members received it in July 2014.
Composition
95% Napa Valley Petite Sirah
5% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
Vineyard Source
Classified
Barrel Aging
12 months in 50% new oak – 50/50 French/American
Alcohol
15.5% by vol.

Zinfandel Department

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
All members received this wine in magnum format in December 2013. California Club members also received a 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 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 received this wine in spring 2014, California Club members in February 2014.
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 received this wine in spring 2014, California Club members in March 2014.
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.
2012 Westside Zinfandel

2012 Westside Zin 750ml – $50 | $45 | $42.50

700 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: This newest bottling of our Westside Zinfandel is rife with elegant, gentle, jammy qualities. Between its deep garnet core and magenta rim lies an aura of sultry depth. Billowing perfumes of cinnamon, allspice, and clove intertwine with cola, ripe black cherries, wild strawberries in the field, and heavy cream. Delve deeper and you will encounter subtle yarrow, roasted sweet herbs, bay laurel, and a hint of eucalyptus. Mouthfeel is silky, rich, and deep with a touch of glycerin that delivers a smooth, supple, enveloping sensation. Medium to heavy body is dense yet nuanced, filled with ripe red fruits that echo the nose plus a bonus of juicy clementine mid-palate followed by delicate dusty cocoa that leads to a sublime finish. Drink now through 2022.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club members received this wine in spring 2014, Estate Club members in summer 2014 & California Club members in June 2014.
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
15.5% by vol.

The Outliers

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml – $60 | $54 | $51

400 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Beautiful garnet core encircled by delicate ruby rim. Profuse bouquet begins with dried rose petals, spicy cedar, cinnamon, brown sugar, lavender, and fresh bay, followed by tuberose, cigar box, subtle black truffle, and taffy with citrus. Fresh, vibrant, and lively on both nose and palate with a deep, dense, silky mouthfeel and supple tannins. Drink now through 2025.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club members received this wine in December 2013, California Club members in February 2014 & Estate Club members in Summer 2014.
Composition
100% Napa Valley Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Brown Estate Vineyard Source
Terraces Block
Barrel Aging
36 months in 50% new French oak
Alcohol
14.5% by vol.
2013 Chardonnay

2013 Chardonnay 750ml – $55 | $49.50 | $46.75

320 CASES PRODUCED | Download PDF Tech Sheet

TASTING NOTES: Our 2013 Chardonnay is brilliant and starry bright, glimmering with flecks of gold when it catches the light just so. Without hesitation ripe, confident aromas of orchard fruits reveal themselves, opening into hallmark tropical fruit notes. Granny Smith apple, Bosch pear, and golden peach are followed by pineapple and effervescent citrus, anchored in turn by chalky minerality that finishes with Chantilly and subtle key lime. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, and moderate acidity recall an old world gem. Drink now through 2023.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club members will receive two bottles in December 2014, California Club members two bottles in May 2015 & Estate Club members one bottle in May 2015.
Composition
100% Napa Valley Estate Grown Chardonnay
Brown Estate Vineyard Source
Far West
Barrel Aging
Barrel fermented in 30% new French oak
Alcohol
14.5% by vol.
2010 Brown Recluse

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

SOLD OUT | 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 inquire, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club members received this wine in December 2013. Due to limited production allocations were not made to Estate Club & California Club members.
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 fall 2013.
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 Pics 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 fall 2014 through 2022.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
All members received one of these bottles in December 2013.
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 fall 2014 through 2022.

To order by phone, call Susan at 707.266.3061

WINE CLUB ALLOCATION
Library Club & Estate Club members received one of these bottles in December 2013, California Club members in November 2013.
2010 Napa Valley Zinfandel Magnum

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

VERY LIMITED | 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 December 2011.
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