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Chiles Valley Zinfandel 2008

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This lithe, ethereal gem will stimulate an evening's worth of conversation and contemplation if you're patient enough to savor it. Visually mesmerizing with deep magenta at the core and a subtle garnet rim. Nose reveals a bouquet of complexity, with freshly picked ripe black cherry, blackberry and succulent pomegranate along with rose petals and hibiscus interwoven with graphite and mineral and followed by layers of exotic spice. Juniper, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander vanilla, subtle anise and spring flowers lead to cedar and forest floor. Superb, opulent mouth feel benefits from excellent acidity and exceptional architectural integrity. Intense, supple, and not a little mind-bending, this wine will transport you to the edges of your imagination. Drink now through 2017.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 2008

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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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

This lithe, ethereal gem will stimulate an evening's worth of conversation and contemplation if you're patient enough to savor it. Visually mesmerizing with deep magenta at the core and a subtle garnet rim. Nose reveals a bouquet of complexity, with freshly picked ripe black cherry, blackberry and succulent pomegranate along with rose petals and hibiscus interwoven with graphite and mineral and followed by layers of exotic spice. Juniper, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander vanilla, subtle anise and spring flowers lead to cedar and forest floor. Superb, opulent mouth feel benefits from excellent acidity and exceptional architectural integrity. Intense, supple, and not a little mind-bending, this wine will transport you to the edges of your imagination. Drink now through 2017.

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