Sean Thackrey Petite Sirah Mendocino County Sirius Eaglepoint Ranch 2007

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In 1979 Sean Thackrey turned his hand from selling antique books to winemaking. He is definitely not your usual winem...

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Winemaker's Notes:

In 1979 Sean Thackrey turned his hand from selling antique books to winemaking. He is definitely not your usual winemaker. Living on the edge of the world down in Marin county he makes these handcrafted wines in his outdoor winery beneath the eucalyptus trees. Sean is the kind of wine-maker who makes the “business” of wine the pleasure that it can be. Totally dedicated to the production of his own style of wine, a little eccentric possibly (as so many of the best people are), straight-talking yet generous and very much with the courage of his own convictions. His wines are as individual and idiosyncratic as he is. Sirius is a petite Sirah, a grape known to thrive in California, with dense and ruby-tinged qualities. This wine exudes Licorice, acacia flower, graphite and deep black fruit aromas. It is full-bodied with great purity and firm tannins, depth and richness. All in all, Sirius is a powerful wine with great texture and great ripeness, and should be enjoyed with suitable strong-tasting cuisine. Try it with spicy beef stew, roast duck drizzled with orange jus, or a rich and indulgent chocolate nemesis dessert.

In 1979 Sean Thackrey turned his hand from selling antique books to winemaking. He is definitely not your usual winemaker. Living on the edge of the world down in Marin county he makes these handcrafted wines in his outdoor winery beneath the eucalyptus trees. Sean is the kind of wine-maker who makes the “business” of wine the pleasure that it can be. Totally dedicated to the production of his own style of wine, a little eccentric possibly (as so many of the best people are), straight-talking yet generous and very much with the courage of his own convictions. His wines are as individual and idiosyncratic as he is. Sirius is a petite Sirah, a grape known to thrive in California, with dense and ruby-tinged qualities. This wine exudes Licorice, acacia flower, graphite and deep black fruit aromas. It is full-bodied with great purity and firm tannins, depth and richness. All in all, Sirius is a powerful wine with great texture and great ripeness, and should be enjoyed with suitable strong-tasting cuisine. Try it with spicy beef stew, roast duck drizzled with orange jus, or a rich and indulgent chocolate nemesis dessert.

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