2018 Napa Valley Zinfandel

  • Tasting Notes

    Eye
    Garnet core, pink rose rim.

    Nose
    Hibiscus leaves, potpourri, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, clove-studded mandarin orange, graphite, pine needles, lichen, bay laurel.

    Palate
    Luxurious with a seamless balance of fruit and acid.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Zinfandel
    • Vineyard Source
      Brown Estate | Howell Mountain | Calistoga
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      10 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alcohol by vol.
      14.5%
    • Production
      2100 cases in 12 x 750ml format
      400 cases in 6 x 1.5L format
  • Background

    Historically our flagship Napa Valley Zinfandel has been comprised entirely of Brown Estate fruit. The 2018 vintage brings Howell Mountain and Calistoga into the blend, giving this wine a wider range in terms of its nominal footprint — i.e., representative of Napa Valley Zinfandel beyond the confines of Brown Estate, and with benefit of David’s 20+ years working with this singular varietal.

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