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2020 Vintage No. 25 Napa Zin

  • Tasting Notes

    Dark garnet core, ruby rim.

    Lily of the valley, rose petals, English lavender, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, allspice.

    Cashmere soft mouthfeel with notes of strawberry pie shadowed by sleek acidity. Balanced and elegant with a lasting finish.

    Cellar life
    Can be cellared for up to 15 years; drink now through 2027 for a more fruit-forward expression or farther out for a more earthy expression.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      100% Napa Valley Zinfandel
    • Vineyard Source
      Brown Estate 75%
      Beatty Ranch (Howell Mountain) 25%
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      10 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alc. by vol.
    • Production
      400 cases in 12 x 750ml format
      600 cases in 6 x 1.5L format
  • Background

    Historically our flagship Napa Valley Zinfandel was exclusively estate-based. Commencing with the 2018 vintage we expanded its horizons by introducing fruit from other Napa Valley vineyards in order to explore the region’s Zinfandel expressions beyond the confines of Brown Estate, and with benefit of David’s 20+ years working with this singular varietal. For this milestone vintage precious little fruit was available, hence its abbreviated composition and diminished production. Like the proverbial phoenix though, still we rise. Cheers to 25 years of Brown Zin! (This vintage available direct from winery only.)