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Sean Thackrey Orion Napa Valley 2015

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $139.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 98 Points
“From the same vines planted in 1905, the 2015 Orion offers similarly awesome notes of black and blue fruits, scorched earth, bay leaf, ground pepper, lavender, and violets. Showing hints of chocolate and mint with time in the glass, this medium to full-bodied, multi-dimensional effort has no hard edges, incredible depth and intensity, and is just a brilliant, brilliant wine that needs to be tasted to be believed. It needs a decant if drinking any time soon yet will cruise for two decades in cool cellars. This is magical stuff.” - Robert Parker protégé Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2015 ORION old vines is in my view, native California wine, born from a particular field, planted in 1905 to its own particular constellation of grapes. I have worked hard to reveal, rather than tame, its individuality. It is a wine of great character, intensely aromatic, with exceptional depth of color and richness of flavor. It will age better than most of us, or can be drunk with pleasure now, depending on your affection for your heirs.” - Orion Winemaker Sean Thackrey
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Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 98 Points
“From the same vines planted in 1905, the 2015 Orion offers similarly awesome notes of black and blue fruits, scorched earth, bay leaf, ground pepper, lavender, and violets. Showing hints of chocolate and mint with time in the glass, this medium to full-bodied, multi-dimensional effort has no hard edges, incredible depth and intensity, and is just a brilliant, brilliant wine that needs to be tasted to be believed. It needs a decant if drinking any time soon yet will cruise for two decades in cool cellars. This is magical stuff.” - Robert Parker protégé Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2015 ORION old vines is in my view, native California wine, born from a particular field, planted in 1905 to its own particular constellation of grapes. I have worked hard to reveal, rather than tame, its individuality. It is a wine of great character, intensely aromatic, with exceptional depth of color and richness of flavor. It will age better than most of us, or can be drunk with pleasure now, depending on your affection for your heirs.” - Orion Winemaker Sean Thackrey



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Sean Thackrey

Vineyard Designate Rossi

AVA St. Helena

Region Napa Valley