2018 Brown Recluse
Deep crimson core, vermillion rim.
Intense forward notes of blue and black fruits punctuated by tropical floral notes, fruit rollup, and citrus peel. Time in the glass reveals rose petals and purple flowers followed by Alpine forest, lingering nutmeg, and a savory trace of pimiento roasted meat.
Medium body, well-balanced fruit and acid, smooth finish.
Drink now through 2035+.
45% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vineyard source
Merlot — Dollar Ranch
Cab Sauv — Brown Estate
- Barrel aging
24 months in 100% neutral French oak
- Alc. by vol.
200 cases in 12 x 750ml format
Like its namesake spider, we hope your encounter with this elusive wine will become the stuff of lore. So reads the back label on our Brown Recluse, a reserve blend of cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel inspired by the wine David created for our first appearance at the Auction Napa Valley barrel auction. We bottle it only when Mother Nature permits, and David dials in a new ratio for each new vintage based on the qualities these two heterogeneous varietals derive from the growing season.