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2012 Sean Thackrey US Red Blend "Orion"

Winery: Sean Thackrey

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Orion"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: Syrah based Field Blend of Rhone Varietals

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $90

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: August 25, 2016

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored wine from Sean Thackrey is Excellent! It opens with a fragrant and inviting ripe blueberry and boysenberry bouquet with a hint of clove. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a delicious complex blend of boysenberry jam with notes of plum, oak and black raspberry. It also displays nicely integrated gentle minerality and a touch of blueberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins drift away nicely. This was the opening wine for a recent business dinner I attended. It was a winner with everyone. I would suggest serving it with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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