2014 Chaos Theory

  • Tasting Notes

    This wine dazzles in the glass as gemstone clarity reveals a still, deep, dark pool with oxblood core and scarlet rim. A swirl of the glass unleashes plumes of fragrance—flowering lilac, French lavender, eucalyptus, and brown sugar lead to a generous, juicy blackberry base. Evocative of early morning, a blend of blackberry jam and Chantilly cream lingers over toasted brioche, accompanied by hints of smoked bacon, flint, and pencil shavings followed by a subtle medley of dried kumquat, apple, and apricot. Medium-plus weight with a warm, enveloping, and engaging mouthfeel. Drink now through 2030.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 25% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alcohol
      14.5% by vol.
    • Production
      1825 cases in 12 x 750ml format
      275 cases in 6 x 1.5L format
  • Background

    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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