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Presenting the 27th vintage of Sean Thackrey's Orion
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First Chance, Last Chance; or, Caveat Qui Non Emptit

Sean Thackrey:

"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.

Sean Thackrey’s Orion: A Complete Retrospective

Stephen in media res; hard work tasting through 26 vintages of Orion, but someone has to do it (photo credit: Sean Thackrey).

and here in the Rossi vineyard is Orion in winter, preparing in profundis the 2015 vintage: (photo credit: SF Dell)

Please do note that in honor of this tasting, verticals of several years of Orion are available in obviously highly limited numbers.

I do think that conditions for a critical and professional tasting differ from those optimum for personal enjoyment, so I've written a brief note about that, which is accessible here.


Best wishes,
Sean Thackrey

 

OTHER CURRENT RELEASES:

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

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

PLEIADES XXIII

CALIFORNIA RED TABLE BLEND

2012 LYRA :: VIOGNIER
NOBLE VINEYARD :: KNIGHT VALLEY


2011 LYRA :: VIOGNIER
NOBLE VINEYARD :: KNIGHT VALLEY


LA PLEIADE II
SISTERLY WHITE BLEND

2013 FIFI
ROSE OF SANGIOVESE

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