Sean Thackrey

Orion Rossi Vineyard Red Blend

9.3166 ratings
9.152 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.4

Singular and amazing!

Singular and amazing!

Jun 7th, 2019
Joseph LaPanna

Big, bright and explosive. The color is a magical hue of deep garnet and the nose of blackberry cobbler, balsamic and cassis jump out of the glass. The mouth is full and round with juicy ripe fruit melding with chocolate and baking spice. The finish goes on forever and you never want it to end. Needed a Kona rubbed ribeye!!!

Big, bright and explosive. The color is a magical hue of deep garnet and the nose of blackberry cobbler, balsamic and cassis jump out of the glass. The mouth is full and round with juicy ripe fruit melding with chocolate and baking spice. The finish goes on forever and you never want it to end. Needed a Kona rubbed ribeye!!!

Jun 25th, 2018
Peter Granoff MS

Master Sommelier, Founder/Partner Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

9.7

Orion is one of California's iconic wines, and the 2004 is a great example. Deep, rich black fruit, eucalyptus, very complex and compelling. Years of life ahead.

Orion is one of California's iconic wines, and the 2004 is a great example. Deep, rich black fruit, eucalyptus, very complex and compelling. Years of life ahead.

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
Travis Brown

Cork broke but wine is fantastic! Drink now.

Cork broke but wine is fantastic! Drink now.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Matej Dolenc

Thanks to the Laszlo's for this tasty Christmas present from years ago. Great high octane Cali red.

Thanks to the Laszlo's for this tasty Christmas present from years ago. Great high octane Cali red.

Nov 13th, 2016
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

9.5

Masterful balance between perfectly ripe black fruit, rich toast-spice and fresh herb/leaf flavors.

Masterful balance between perfectly ripe black fruit, rich toast-spice and fresh herb/leaf flavors.

Jun 19th, 2016
Jessica DellaTorre

Guest Services Scribe Winery

9.7

Balanced with bright fruit

Balanced with bright fruit

May 10th, 2016
Alex Krause

What a 1905 syrah from California should taste like. Just lovely elegant cola menthol silken as nice as I remembered. Such a pleasure to drink

What a 1905 syrah from California should taste like. Just lovely elegant cola menthol silken as nice as I remembered. Such a pleasure to drink

May 1st, 2016
Pavle Milić

Fricken delicious.

Fricken delicious.

Mar 3rd, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

My first Thackery, if you don't know who he is you don't know NoCal wines well enough. A big wine that is comfortable in its size, with beautiful edges of fresh acidity and purple flowers, a tinge of cinnamon and mint on the finish. Perfectly balanced, with tremendous depth, purity and a long, complex finish. This makes me curious to try more #Thackery The Rossi vineyard is in St. Helena (Napa) and is 5 acres of mixed plantings of Rhone grapes, the exact proportions unknown.

My first Thackery, if you don't know who he is you don't know NoCal wines well enough. A big wine that is comfortable in its size, with beautiful edges of fresh acidity and purple flowers, a tinge of cinnamon and mint on the finish. Perfectly balanced, with tremendous depth, purity and a long, complex finish. This makes me curious to try more #Thackery The Rossi vineyard is in St. Helena (Napa) and is 5 acres of mixed plantings of Rhone grapes, the exact proportions unknown.

Feb 29th, 2016