First Chance, Last Chance; or, Caveat Qui Non Emptit
"I'm going to repeat myself; because of the 2012 Orion I said: Wines have in common with other kinds of children that occasionally one turns out perfectly, at least in parental opinion, with no more effort required than loving care and attention. Such is the case with the 2012 Orion.
And this is at least equally true of the 2013 Orion, which is now ready for release. I've simply never made a better wine, period. All of the Orions are distinguished by being absolutely delicious right after bottling, yet with the capacity to mature and evolve with exceptional character for decades, a highly unusual combination, and the 2013 could be the poster child for this phenomenon.it.
The wine is perfectly wonderful right now, immediately after popping the cork; but lest you be concerned about its potential to age interestingly, I recently hosted a special tasting for Stephen Tanzer of the International Wine Cellar, who came out to Bolinas especially so we could taste through every Orion from the beginning in 1986 - 26 vintages!
He's already published his review in Vinous, to which if you don't subscribe already, you really should, if you seriously collect wine, & thanks to a special arrangement with which (or really with whom - thank you, Antonio, Stephen, & James), here is the link to his reviews, for your reading pleasure.