2013 Chaos Theory

  • Tasting Notes

    Once in your glass our 2013 Chaos envelops the bowl in a wash of dramatic royal purple surrounded by a delicate garnet rim. Its intense billowing fragrance begins with blue fruits then shifts markedly to red fruit and flowers – blueberry, mulberry, blackberry, then bing cherry, violet, and rose. Ripe fruit commingles with tart pomegranate and winter spice, further revealing sassafras root, subtle spearmint, and cherry cola with gravel, loam, and hint of minerality. Mouthfeel is dense, rich, and decadent with loads of luscious fruit, vanillin, and cascading spice. Drink now through 2023.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      60% Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel
      35% Napa Valley Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
      5% Napa Valley Estate Grown Petite Sirah
    • Brown Estate Vineyard Source
      Zinfandel: Brown Estate – Chiles Valley, Rosemary's, Mickey's & Westside Blocks
      Cabernet Sauvignon: Brown Estate – Terraces Block
      Petite Sirah: Brown Estate – Big Field Block
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 25% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alcohol
      14.5% by vol.
    • Production
      1800 cases in 12 x 750ml format
      285 cases in 6 x 1.5L format
  • Background

    Now in its tenth vintage, our Chaos Theory began as a one-off blend of cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel that David created for our first participation in the annual Premiere Napa Valley trade auction. It made such a splash that he went back to the cellar to dial in the details so we could make it a permanent part of our lineup. Chaos Theory echoes our journey through the world of wine, consistently proving that the best is yet to come, there’s always something to look forward to, and no matter how random or chaotic things may seem, amidst the mayhem there is method and meaning to all that we do and experience. Simply put, all’s well that ends well!

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