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2005 Sean Thackrey - Orion Old Vine (Rossi Vineyard) Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - St Helena - Red

USA - California - Napa - St Helena

Red Proprietary Blend
Score
95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2027 VF: 2007-2020
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Author WineStorm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.729%
Tasted On 04/29/2011

Very nice nose showing sweet raspberry fruit with a touch of danky earthiness that I think it was a contribution from Mouvedre. Lots of ripe frambois-laden raspberry fruit provides an enormous bouquet. Deep, rich raspberry flavors; a huge midpalate showcases the beautiful fruit. The wine got better as it sat in the glass, showing racy forward raspberry/red oriented fruit and some leathery character adding more dimension. Delicious and a perfect example of what great Cali syrah should strive for.

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Author Bacchus2000
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/06/2011
Drink Dates 2008-2020

Stellar Rhone-style blend from the "Bacchus of Bolinas." Lovely aromatics of dark plum, dark berries, the requisite eucalyptus and just the right kiss of oak. These follow through beautifully on the palate with moderate tannins, balanced acidity and a long, somewhat earthy finish. The wine opens and evolves continously in the glass, becoming ever more beguiling; a wine to linger over, a wine to meditate upon.

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Author jasonm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.684%
Tasted On 04/30/2009

dirty soiled delicious. dark, muted fruit, like tasting forest floor.

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Author Jenn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.82%
Tasted On 04/07/2008
Drink Dates 2015-2035
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