2014 CHAOS THEORY NAPA VALLEY PROPRIETARY RED BLEND
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. Now a proprietary blend, Chaos Theory echoes 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 meaning to all we do and experience.
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.
60% Zinfandel, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah
12 months in 25% new oak, 50% French/50% American
14.5% by vol.
Wine Spectator – “A potent blend, with expressive blackberry, tar and grilled anise aromas and concentrated yet polished raspberry and smoky cracked pepper flavors. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Best after 2018.” (91 Pts)