2019 Chaos Theory

  • Tasting Notes

    Magenta core, ruby rim.

    Tea rose, exotic spice, kirsch liqueur, cola, cloves, traces of Italian sports car leather.

    Ripe, juicy, and lush with precise structure and smooth velocity/finish.

    Cellar life
    Drink now through 2035.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      35% Merlot
      35% Petite Sirah
      15% Cabernet Sauvignon
      15% Zinfandel
    • Vineyard Source
      Merlot — Dollar Ranch
      Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel — Brown Estate
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alc. by vol.
    • Production
      2890 cases in 12 x 750ml format
      490 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 red 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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