New release of Sean Thackrey's sough-after Orion. Limited.
From enigmatic producer Sean Thackrey, comes another of his highly-allocated wines, this time a Rhône-style blend. This bottle is truly sublime. Like no other wine that we've tasted before. The fruit gets bigger with each sip, one jammy mouthful after another. Think Châteauneuf-du-Pape California-style.
Always quick to sell out, the previous vintage received 95 points from Robert Parker, who wrote: "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 Rhône 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."