Brown Estate / Zinfandel
Napa Valley / California 2018 (750 ml)
A swirl of the glass reveals Venezuelan chocolate commingled with embers that lead into creamy vanilla bean. Hallmark characteristics of hibiscus blossom, exotic Asian apple, and rose petal recall the earliest vintages of this wine, with time revealing ripe red plum with subtle earth and herbs. The 2015 vintage has a leaner countenance than its juicier predecessor, with a medium body and pleasant dryness on the palate that is reminiscent of a dried apricot fruit rollup. . Magnificent structure, deep intensity, and seamless integration make this a wine that will linger on your palate and in your mind long after the last sip.
Brown Estate Vineyards is the first and only Black-owned estate winery in California's Napa Valley, and is best known as one of that region's most well-regarded zinfandel producers. In addition to zinfandel, Brown Estate produces cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and petite sirah.