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:: 2011 Cabernet Franc ::
:: Sean's 2015 Harvest Notes: Rossi Vineyard ::
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In October Sean Thackrey will release his first Cabernet in three decades.

In 2011, grapes were harvested from the steep southern slopes of Hossfeld Vineyards in Soda Canyon, Napa Valley, California. Last fall, after it spent three years in barrel, Sean bottled 92 cases of delicious Cabernet Franc. Now, with it nearly a year in bottle, he is ready to release this truly small production wine.


 
During the first week of October, we will email an offering in the typical fashion, as Sean's newest release. The 2011 Cab Franc will be offered to members of the WineList at $120 a bottle, with a maximum purchase allotment of three bottles per member. Once the offer goes out, it will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Please bear in mind that this is a very limited production, and will therefore not be available for long, and may not afford every WineList member the opportunity to purchase it. A small percentage of the Cab Franc has been allocated for distribution to a few select restaurants and retail establishments. We are incredibly pleased with this vintage, and trust you will be as well. ~ Shari

HARVESTING ORION, 2015
Rossi Vineyard, St. Helena, Napa County, California
Content copied from Sean's Harvest notes to friends


Vintage 2015 began with the harvest of the 114 year old Rossi Vineyard, and the grapes that will eventually become 2015 Orion. We departed Thursday, August 20th at 3:50am, with myself only a bit less blurred than the photograph..



 

The Orion vineyard has never been watered, except by rain, in the 110 years since it was first planted; the vines are that old, and most of them remarkably healthy, because the roots are down at least 40 feet. Imagine the size of the block of earth the roots draw from, to begin an intuition as to why old vines yield so much more interesting wine than those that are drip-irrigated, & spend their lives arguing with their neighbors about who gets first dibs on whatever drops from the emitter - in which case it's almost as though there's no soil involved...
 


Family vineyards such as this normally have some table grapes planted...


My much adored and respected friend of so many years now, Mary Jane Rossi, proof by herself alone that St Helena still has a heart.
 


"The Orion vineyard has never been watered, except by rain, in the 110 years since it was first planted; the vines are that old, and most of them remarkably healthy, because the roots are down at least 40 feet. Imagine the size of the block of earth the roots draw from, to begin an intuition as to why old vines yield so much more interesting wine than those that are drip-irrigated, & spend their lives arguing with their neighbors about who gets first dibs on whatever drops from the emitter - in which case it's almost as though there's no soil involved...
…and here in the Rossi vineyard is Orion in winter, preparing in profundis the 2015 vintage.
...not only by far the earliest harvest since I first started with this vineyard in 1991, also looks to be the lightest crop. At least the quality is clearly outstanding. ~Sean Thackrey

Please note the list of our current releases below; be assured that the ordering procedure is unchanged. Simply reply to this e-mail indicating your interest, or contact Leslie directly at leslie@wine-maker.net, or 831-704-7282.

We also welcome your patronage at our Online Store  any time, day or night.  
 
CURRENT RELEASES:

2013 ORION
ROSSI VINEYARD: : NAPA VALLEY, CA


2012 ANDROMEDA :: PINOT NOIR   NEARLY SOLD OUT
DEVIL'S GULCH RANCH :: MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

2013 SIRIUS :: PETITE SIRAH
EAGLEPOINT RANCH :: MENDECINO, CALIFORNIA

PLEIADES XXIV

CALIFORNIA RED TABLE BLEND

2012 LYRA :: VIOGNIER
NOBLE VINEYARD :: KNIGHT VALLEY


LA PLEIADE II
SISTERLY WHITE BLEND

2014 FIFI
ROSE OF SANGIOVESE

For Direct retail purchases, please contact Leslie
Email: leslie@wine-maker.net
Phone: 831-704-7282

For wholesale information and general inquiries, please contact Shari Dell
Email: shari@wine-maker.net
Phone: 415-868-9543

For Press and Promotion, please contact Adrienne Pfeiffer
Email: adrienne@wine-maker.net
Phone: 415-302-8121

 

Thackrey & Company Tasting Room
6450 1st Street,
Forestville, CA 95436
By Appointment Saturday & Sunday 11– 4 p.m
707-820-1428

 
Though the good people who help to bring you our wines are exceptionally busy these days making said wines, we will continue to do our best to welcome you at our Sonoma County winery/tasting room. Please contact Dusty for an appointment.
 


New York, New York.
Not to be outdone by Pope Francis, the United Nations Delegates, or the designers and models descending on Manhattan for Fashion Week, Shari and Adrienne will also soon be visiting New York City. We will be traveling with an assortment of recent releases, and partaking in a modest itinerary that involves sharing this bounty with our friends from both the wholesale and retail spectrums.  If you are interested in receiving updates about where to find us (or simply where to find Thackrey & Company wines in this fair city) please send Adrienne an email. We'll be happy to be in touch, once final plans solidify. ~Adreinne
 



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