Brown Estate Chaos Theory Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2013

$39.99

One of our favorite small production Zinfandel producers, Brown Estate makes a delicious Zinfandel (60%) Cabernet (40%) and Petite Sirah (5%) blend that will delight Zin and Cab fans alike. Limited. Dense crimson color with a blue scarlet rim leads to a fragrant nose of exotic Asian apple blossom, crushed rose petals, and cloves. This wine delivers a mouthful of soft, silky texture that gives way to ripe, forward fruit balanced with layers of complexity. Cascading flavors of blackberries, black cherries, cappuccino, and tobacco lead to herbaceous earthiness with undertones of big game and fresh sage and rosemary. This is a dark, deep, brooding and seductive wine that glides over your palate toward a long, elegant finish. The perfect wine to pair with boldly seasoned grilled meats and garlicky potatoes with coarse ground mustard, or a comforting beef pot pie.

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Ratings on Delectable

Cecil Ramirez Delectable Pro

2013 vintage. Opaque ruby color. Fruit forward, bright red cherry, baking spice, earth, cedar notes. Silky mouthfeel, balanced tannin, long finish.

2013 vintage. Opaque ruby color. Fruit forward, bright red cherry, baking spice, earth, cedar notes. Silky mouthfeel, balanced tannin, long finish.

9.1

Brian Thompson Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

Tons of dark berry notes. Big, bold on the palate with firm tannins. Solid!

Tons of dark berry notes. Big, bold on the palate with firm tannins. Solid!

9.0

Cameron Parry Delectable Pro

Tasty. Quite drinkable - especially once it has opened up for a few hours. Tons of fruit.

Tasty. Quite drinkable - especially once it has opened up for a few hours. Tons of fruit.

8.6

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

M ruby. Black fruit, currant, plum, ripe fruit, jammy. Spice, eucalyptus, and black pepper. M round tannin and finish. Lovely wine.

M ruby. Black fruit, currant, plum, ripe fruit, jammy. Spice, eucalyptus, and black pepper. M round tannin and finish. Lovely wine.

9.3

Ezekiel Hampton Delectable Pro

Still very young

Still very young

8.5

Bob Barry Delectable Pro

General Manager Winebow

I could drink this. Oh yeah I did.

I could drink this. Oh yeah I did.

9.0

Carl Fischer Delectable Pro

Jammy, peppery fruit forward blend - predominately Zinfandel mixed with Cab and pet sirah. Its pretty smooth, and slightly astringent. This was a great pop and pour but could probably use a touch more time in bottle to help keep the astringency in check.

Jammy, peppery fruit forward blend - predominately Zinfandel mixed with Cab and pet sirah. Its pretty smooth, and slightly astringent. This was a great pop and pour but could probably use a touch more time in bottle to help keep the astringency in check.

9.1

Willie Carter

Scarlet in the glass with light garnet edges. The nose on this thing knocked me back. Roses, ripe strawberries, brown sugar, and dark fruits envelope the nose. Really juicy stuff. Been a big fan of the Brown Estate for a while and this is one of my favorite offerings from them. Medium-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and really nice acidity. Rendered bacon fat, tobacco, and coffee come to play with all of the big Napa fruit you could want. Long, spicy finish. Great balance, great flavors, great wine.

Scarlet in the glass with light garnet edges. The nose on this thing knocked me back. Roses, ripe strawberries, brown sugar, and dark fruits envelope the nose. Really juicy stuff. Been a big fan of the Brown Estate for a while and this is one of my favorite offerings from them. Medium-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and really nice acidity. Rendered bacon fat, tobacco, and coffee come to play with all of the big Napa fruit you could want. Long, spicy finish. Great balance, great flavors, great wine.

9.2

Kai Wright Delectable Pro

Intensely flavored dark fruit with pencil shavings, woody herbs, fennel (?) and winter spices. Full bodied and firm structure and med finish. Best of the few Chaos Theory vintages I've had.

Intensely flavored dark fruit with pencil shavings, woody herbs, fennel (?) and winter spices. Full bodied and firm structure and med finish. Best of the few Chaos Theory vintages I've had.

9.3

Katie Jane

Light and fruity and nom :)

Light and fruity and nom :)

9.2

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