Sean Thackrey 'Sirius' Eaglepoint Ranch Petite Sirah 2009

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A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 2009 Thackrey, Sean Sirius Petite Sirah Eaglepoint Ranch 750ml

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Sean H. Thackrey:
Sean Thackrey is a cult winemaker in California known for his eccentric (though rather effective) approaches to oenology. He is an avid reader of ancient and Medieval texts, and this has influenced his unconventional techniques, including leaving grapes exposed outside “under the stars” for 24 hours while fermenting. His website includes an extensive online library of some of the ... Read more
Sean Thackrey is a cult winemaker in California known for his eccentric (though rather effective) approaches to oenology. He is an avid reader of ancient and Medieval texts, and this has influenced his unconventional techniques, including leaving grapes exposed outside “under the stars” for 24 hours while fermenting. His website includes an extensive online library of some of the early texts that inspired him.  Orion is his flagship wine, produced from a field blend from the Rossi vineyard, which has the distinction of growing old vine clones from pre-phylloxera Syrah. Many believe this is the truest expression of the grape since most of the ones in France became non-distinct hybrids due to the grafting initiative necessary to ward off the destructive mites (Syrah at one time had different classifications and clones in the Rhone, with each vineyard and appellation known for its unique strain of the grape. In the past century, for the sake of simplicity, all Syrah became classified as one grape). The other grapes in the blend have grown naturally there since at least 1905.    Other ancient poet and astroligically-influenced wines produced by Thackrey are Pleiades (a non-vintage experimental blend), Andromeda (Pinot Noir from Marin County), Taurus Cline Vineyard Mourvedre, Sirius Eaglepoint Ranch Mendociono County Petite Sirah and Aquila Eagle Point Ranch Sangiovese. According to Wikipedia, his total output per year is about 4,000 cases.  Read less

External Reviews for Sean Thackrey 'Sirius' Eaglepoint Ranch Petite Sirah

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/06/2012

A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 2009 Thackrey, Sean Sirius Petite Sirah Eaglepoint Ranch 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

About as elegant as Petite Sirah gets, the gorgeous 2009 Sean Thackrey Petite Sirah Sirius Eaglepoint Ranch presents a nuanced bouquet of black and blue fruits, eucalyptus, wet gravel, bay leaf, and leafy tobacco. Fresh and with notable purity to the... Rhone Report, The. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 2009 Thackrey, Sean Sirius Petite Sirah Eaglepoint Ranch 750ml




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