Zinfandel, Brown Estate, Chiles Valley, Napa Valley, California, 2012, 15.2% abv, US$50

Do you know how hard it is to get a bottle of Brown Estate?  They sell out pretty much everything they make annually to their wine club and select Napa Valley and San Francisco restaurant wine directors.  And no one carries it in Canada.  The only reason I know about it is from a friend’s recommendation and our visit there in 2013.

DSCF2870So, when I was on vacation in Maui and found this at Tamura’s, I snapped it up.

On the eyes, it’s a translucent ruby with aromas of bright black cherry, plum, and lightly dried tobacco leaf.

The palate is dry with medium body and high acidity.  Flavours show raspberry candy, black cherry, fresh plum, cassis, red liquorice and more tobacco.

WSET Very Good.  The alcohol is not hot, but is disappointingly high.  Despite that, this is perfumed and delicate, clean and layered, not heavy or pondering as many Zins are – a real treat.

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