Slate Theory

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It seems appropriate that a winery would pay homage to the mind. Wine does, after all, enhance contemplation. 

Slate Theory set out to create a space in which art and historical psychology come together. The mission is not to take mental illness lightly, but to apply psychological principles in a unique and thought-provoking way. 

Visitors have the opportunity to taste their pondering pours in a beautiful underground cellar, and stroll through the elegant tasting room filled with thought provoking art. 

Slate Theory offers the mind a respite from the stresses of everyday life. In the words of the immortal George Strait, “it’s cheaper than a shrink.”

Pharmacist 2020

White Blend

Orange Muscat,
Muscat Canelli

Texas High Plains

Essence of orange blossom, honeysuckle and Meyer Lemon greet the nose with hints of geranium, providing complexity to a light-styled dry wine. Flavors of ripe grapefruit with a touch of vanilla mix with bright acidity. A lovely Texas white that will pair well with grilled shrimp or oysters on the half shell.

Roussanne 2020

100% Roussanne

Texas High Plains

Inviting straw color with attractive viscosity. Bouquet of white peach, violet blossoms and a hints of toasted sourdough bread rise in the glass. This medium-bodied white finishes clean with racy acidity. A fine accompaniment to Oysters Rockefeller and Snapper Ponchartrain.  

Schizophrenic 2017 Red Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Sirah

Texas High Plains

Garnet red hues with aromas of cherries, pepper and red roses are the first impressions. Whiffs of nutmeg, leather, tobacco leaf and brambleberry round out the nose on this medium- to big-bodied red wine. The finish is long with solid tannins showing through. This would be phenomenal with a tenderloin steak cooked in butter with chives and Stilton cheese. 

Insomniac 2017

Red Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Souzao

Texas High Plains

A perfume of violets, blackberries, black cherries, red plum enhanced with hazelnut, leather, and cigar box essences. A pleasing, rich ruby color graces the full-bodied red. Balanced tannins and a just right acidity exhibit on the long finish. There is a toasty quality that suggests pairing with veal shank and mushrooms. 

Dissociate 2017

Red Blend

Tannat, Petite Sirah, and Souzao

Texas High Plains

This red sports an almost black ruby tone. Weighty aromas of black plum, blackberry, and blueberry intertwine with saddle leather almonds, mission fig, licorice and rose petals. Structured tannins suggest a long cellaring potential. This aptly named wine will make you want to decouple from all worries and just enjoy perhaps with bacon wrapped dates. 

Kleptomaniac 2017

Red Blend

Aglianico & Petite Sirah

Texas High Plains

In the glass, brick red pigments show as a bouquet of ripe cherry, red plum, strawberry jam, and violets envelope the olfactory. Hints of dried tobacco leaf, and black tea add complexity. On the palate, velvety tannins coat the tongue on the long finish. The Kleptomaniac will steal your heart, especially if paired with an Italian-inspired meal. It will certainly elevate a pizza.

Petite Sirah 2017

Estate Grown

100% Petite Sirah

Texas Hill Country

Deep, ruby red color with rich black cherry and black pepper up front. A touch of smoke, violets, black current and char mingle in the glass. Bright on the palate, good acidity, and silky tannins on the finish. Find an axis burger with truffle fries for a gastronomic indulgence.