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2017 The Philosopher
Mysteries of the universe held in a single glass. A contemplation of flavors and textures eluding explanation. Intriguing aromas of blackberry and spice lead into a full-bodied palate, with fig, dried violets, and transcendent notes of blue fruit. Sip after lingering sip, the Gordian Knot loosens, questions become the answer.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Petite Sirah
Naturally, we encountered more questions than answers when it came to creating a label for The Philosopher. Our winemaker, convinced that the wine speaks for itself, advocated for no label at all. Well that isn't legal, so we set off in search of an artistic solution to our existential dilemma. We discovered an intriguing algorithm, one that generated meandering patterns with no end, matching question for question the deep genius of this wine. To complete our quest we turned to our favorite philosophers, gleaned data from their life histories, and merged it with our algorithm. The resulting art reveals the mysteries of truth and beauty captured by The Philosopher.