Brown Estate Napa Valley Zinfandel 2012

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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 comple

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Brown Estate Vineyards:
Brown Estate is a private family owned and operated estate winery tucked into the hills east of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. With a dream of owning a family farm, our parents put down roots in the Valley in 1980. Between 1985 and 1990 we planted a total of fifty acres of vineyards that include Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Through our first decade of farming the land, we s... Read more
Brown Estate is a private family owned and operated estate winery tucked into the hills east of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. With a dream of owning a family farm, our parents put down roots in the Valley in 1980. Between 1985 and 1990 we planted a total of fifty acres of vineyards that include Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Through our first decade of farming the land, we sold all of our fruit to a variety of small local wineries. In 1996 we produced our first vintage of Zinfandel under the Brown Estate label, and subsequently have expanded production to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, our Chaos Theory blend, and Petite Sirah. This year we celebrate our 30th year in the Valley and our fifteenth crush. As we consider these milestones, we take great pride in the fact that every aspect of our business remains under direct family control. Read less
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Snooth User: jkagel
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/10/2009

Rose to purple in color with a fairly sharp color gradient. Wonderful aromas of strawberry and cherries on the nose balanced with hints of earthiness. Clean up front tastes with those dark cherries and spices up front but lingering throughout the palette. Very smooth and well balanced. (note: tasted after aeration from a Venturi)


Snooth User: bigracedog
21115787
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/14/2009

Excellant Zin from a small family winery. aeration is a must for this wine. Could hold too 2010 for nicer finish. Stock up on 07 Browns wine goes fast. (If you find a 06 buy it on the spot or call me and I will have buy out what they have remaining. Hard to find the 06 Zin...


Snooth User: bigracedog
21115787
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/14/2009

Brown 07 better in 2010


Snooth User: bigracedog
21115787
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/14/2009

Brown 06


Snooth User: maximoo
15772079
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/29/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: yangstrom
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/24/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: evkdutch4
7209715
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 05/17/2008

This is an excellent zin - very smooth - low tannins - fruity EXCELLENT - hard to find and purchase


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External Reviews for Brown Estate Napa Valley Zinfandel

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Vintage: 2000 12/11/2009

A ripe, juicy style Zinfandel with tasty plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit that is zesty and lively, finishing with a complex peppery spice finish.



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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 comple

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