2018 Brown Estate Zinfandel

Year: 2018
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 89
Connoisseurs' Guide: 87
Jeb Dunnuck: 89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Spry and zesty, with accents of cherry blossom, licorice and smoked pepper that build toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2025. 2,100 cases made. -TF" (WS)

"Full in body and fairly concentrated in its berryish first aromas yet not a wine of immense volume in the nose, this wine comes across with more depth in the mouth where its fruit takes on a sweet edge before running into fairly brusque tannins. And while those attributes tend to balance themselves somewhat, there is no escaping that the sweet and the astringent aspects also stand out and require a certain appreciation of both. Time may soften the wine a bit, but this one is going to be on the brawny side in its texture for some time. Reviewed: January 2021" (CG)

"Pretty notes of wild strawberries, plums, cedary spice, and flowery incense emerge from the 2018 Zinfandel. Medium-bodied, with a rounded, elegant texture, it offers loads of fruit yet always stays light on its feet. It’s ideal for drinking over the coming 4-6 years." (JD)

Winery Notes
Garnet core, pink rose rim.

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

Luxurious with a seamless balance of fruit and acid.