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2016 Syrah Sean Thackrey

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Grapes Syrah
Colour Red
Origin USA, California
ABV 14.5%

This impressive wine from Sean Thackrey is mostly Syrah from the very old 'Andrew Rossi' vineyard in the middle of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. A legendary vineyard with ancient and gnarled head-pruned vines over a hundred years old. This is where the variety uncertainty stems from and some of the vines may be Durif. The colour is purple-black, aromas are of mint and blackberry notes with floral hints. Great intensity, full-body, big black fruit on the palate with tints of eucalyptus and minerality, tannin considerable but well-integrated and supple, lovely balance, elegant acidity and hugely long length. This is one of California鈥檚 classics. Catch it while you can. L&S (Dec 2021)

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Sean Thackrey

Since 1980, Sean Thackrey has been producing wines that are quite simply extraordinary wines that have developed a loyal, die-hard following - and rightfully so. not only for the incredible quality and complexity, but also for the relative value they present. Sean uses some unique winemaking techniques, often drawing from historic, sometimes ancient, winemaking practices from all over the world. Famously leaving the freshly picked bunches out, in open-topped bins, for a day and a night under the stars. He sources grapes from many locations throughout California, and makes all his wines in a very artisanal way at his small Bolinas winery. Self-taught, and with clear natural talent and flair, Sean is the antithesis of corporate wine-making so rife in this part of the wine world.

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