2010 Brown Estate Chaos Theory Napa Valley

"In 1980, our parents acquired land in the hills east of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. We were farmers first, and farmers we remain. In 1995 we decided on the strength of our fruit to make wine under our own label. The following year we produced our first vintage of zinfandel, and along the way we have added cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, petite sirah, and the occasional dessert wine. In 2010 our family celebrated thirty years in the Napa Valley and Brown Estate's fifteenth crush. Over the years our farming philosophy has not changed: Our fifty acres of vineyards are planted amidst 450 acres of roughneck wilderness that we strive to tend rather than tame – from the occasional inconvenient honeybee hive in the winery to the prickly star thistles in our vineyards that are a part of their ecosystem.Gorgeous pool of magenta blends with sapphire onyx at the core while a delicate scarlet rim frames the glass. The nose instantly draws you into its depths, where sultry aromas of black currant, crème de cassis, tobacco , and subtle smoky earth give way to sweet ced ar and spicy clove. This vintage is similar to the 2011, the distinction being the eff ect of the 2012 growing season that marked all of our wines with a bolder and more expressive overall character from the eye to the palate. Mouthfeel is rich, deep, and f ull with the decadence of a dark black forest gateau and silky smooth texture. Vibrant citrus and pomegranate component s shadow and interlace with a voluptuous richness, providing the perfect combination of structure and extracted juiciness. The virtues of this wine are many – our Chaos Theory is a crowd pleaser that ultimately will unite your guests with one wine for all. Pair with just about anything from pizza to hearty pastas to glazed black cod to beef short ribs." -Winery Our winemaking philosophy adheres to the principle of purity: We let the vineyard (and Mother Nature, of course) guide the way, and from what the harvest yields we seek to extract the purest expression of the exquisite fruit this land continues to give us." -Winery [+]