2018 Chaos Theory

  • Tasting Notes

    Eye
    Magenta core with ruby rim.

    Nose
    Passion fruit, persimmon, guava, gardenia.

    Palate
    Medium-bodied, plush, well-balanced acid, smooth tannins, lingering finish.

    Cellar life
    Drink now through 2030.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      50% Napa Valley Petite Sirah
      40% Napa Valley Merlot
      10% Sierra Foothills Zinfandel
    • Vineyard Source
      Petite Sirah — 50% Brown Estate, 50% Gobbler Grove
      Merlot — Dollar Ranch
      Zinfandel — Hawk Creek
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      10 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alc. by vol.
      14.5%
    • Production
      2500 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 he went back to the cellar to dial in the details so we could make it a permanent part of our lineup. Over the years this proprietary blend has become a shape-shifter, each vintage its own unique blend. Such is our journey through the world of wine — a constant adventure that reminds us year in and year out that no matter how random or chaotic things may seem, amidst the mayhem there is reason, if not always rhyme.

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