In Chaos, Zinfandel!
Winemaking is the basis of our livelihood, and as such we take it very seriously. But in life we try not to take ourselves too seriously, which is one of our secrets to running a successful family business.
Is there any grape besides zinfandel that could fit more perfectly into this rubric? We think not. Despite being California's heritage grape, as well as the focus of the largest single varietal wine tasting event in the world (the annual ZAP festival at San Francisco's Fort Mason), zin is an underdog in the world of wine. And it is commonly underestimated by the uninitiated, making it a fitting metaphor for Brown Estate.
Cabernet sauvignon, on the other hand, is widely regarded as the "king of red wines." The irony is that while producing cab sauv is a pricey proposition particularly when it comes to barrel aging requirements out in the vineyard zin is a far more demanding grape to grow.
With our Chaos Theory proprietary blend, we have married these two disparate varietals into a sumptuous wine bursting with the fruit and spiciness of zin and bolstered by the structure and texture of cab sauv. The result is a serious wine superbly drinkable, eminently ageable that just may give you a wink and a nod.
Until our 2008 Napa Valley zinfandel debuts early next year, we are releasing our 2006 Chaos Theory at a matching price point of $36 per bottle to take the edge off of your Brown zin cravings. Give it a swirl, a swoosh, and a swallow, and see why we say, "In vino, veritas in chaos, order!"