Thackrey Orion Syrah St. Helena Napa Valley 2009
Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 95 points by Robert Parker: Marching to the beat of a drummer largely unknown to any other winemaker in California, Sean Thackerey continues to produce some extraordinary wines, in this case from a field blend planted in 1905. This is clearly a Rhone Ranger blend, with a dense ruby/purple color and loads of incense, camphor, blue and black fruits, earth, and spice. Full-bodied, rich, and bursting with personality, the wine is unique/singular, with an intensity that has to be tasted to be believed. Drink it over the next decade or more.
We make wine from grapes rather than dogmas; so our only object is that our wines be delicious and complex.
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