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2020 Chaos Theory

  • Tasting Notes

    Deep crimson core, garnet rim.

    Lily of the valley and banana blossom, delicate passionfruit, papaya, and allspice. Secondary notes of blueberry/boysenberry brioche, warm blackberries with maple sausage, Meyer lemon zest, traces of eucalyptus and cocoa.

    Medium to full body with formidable structure and supple tannins.

    Cellar life
    Drink now through 2035.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      50% Howell Mountain Zinfandel
      20.5% Oak Knoll Merlot
      17.5% Coombsville Cabernet Franc
      12% Calistoga Sangiovese
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      10 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alc. by vol.
    • Production
      1875 cases in 12 x 750ml 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 toward making it a permanent addition to our lineup. Over the years this proprietary blend has become a shape-shifter, each vintage its own unique blend. This 2020 vintage is officially our most chaotic — and possibly most miraculous — Chaos Theory ever due to a wild range of circumstances that impacted that production cycle. Such has been 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… and from each season, great wine.