Thacher 2019 Controlled Chaos
A Paso Robles twist on the traditional Rhône blend, with Zinfandel playing the middle component. Controlled Chaos has undergone some changes, in recent vintages. The addition of Counoise has helped drive fruit, while the percentage of the Mourvèdre component, always dominant, has increased. The Mourvèdre is also now always fermented with 50% whole bunches, which drives the savory, smoky, meaty aspects of the wine. The use of large format oak (450-500L barrels) has also kept the wine tighter, brighter and more linear.
94 points Vinous
Composition: 46% Mourvèdre, 19% Zinfandel, 18% Counoise, 7% Grenache