2016 Chaos Theory Magnum

  • Tasting Notes

    Brilliant dark magenta core with ruby rim. Lively nose of ripe Rainier cherries, blackberry compote, winter spice, and heavy cream leads to Asian apple and Meyer lemon followed by dark chocolate, tiramisu, and fresh baked croissants/brioche. Time in the glass brings forth rose petal potpourri, tea rose perfume, brandied cherries, and heavy whipping cream. Silky mouthfeel, medium-bodied yet markedly vibrant. Over time the integration of its blended components will make this a wine to revisit again and again, each bottle revealing a new dimension as it evolves. Drink now through 2030.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      50% Merlot, 25% Petite Sirah, 25% Zinfandel
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 25% new oak, 50% French / 50% American
    • Alcohol by vol.
      14.7%
    • Production
      1275 cases in 12 x 750ml format
      400 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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