Sean Thackrey Pleiades XXIV Old Vines California Red Blend NV

$24.99

New release of a California classic from the iconoclastic Sean Thackrey.  The Pleiades might be the only super allocated, cult California wine for under $25, and it always sells out quickly.92 points Wine Enthusiast "Editors' Choice":   "How many ways can you say delicious? It’s impossible to exaggerate how appealing this light-hearted wine is. It’s vibrant with candied raspberries, pomegranates, orange zest, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon spice flavors, yet finishes dry and clean. The blend includes Sangiovese, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre." If you try to find the exact varietals in this always-fantastic red blend, you might find yourself gazing up at the heavens for an answer, since you won't get one from the winemaker.  From "One of California's most iconic and mystical winemakers," says Robert Parker, "Sean Thackrey has logged in 20 or more vintages of consistently stunning wines that perhaps say it all with the simple quote on his label: -Sean A. Thackrey, Vintner, Bolinas, California.

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Ratings on Delectable

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

Bottled 11/2016.

Bottled 11/2016.

9.2

David Shaw

Purple.red in color, but lightly pigmented. Spanish or Italian red profile in nose, barrel smoke , cherry, cassis, hint of mint. Mint cherry and cassis in mouth.

Purple.red in color, but lightly pigmented. Spanish or Italian red profile in nose, barrel smoke , cherry, cassis, hint of mint. Mint cherry and cassis in mouth.

9.0

George Cole

Rose, black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, all super ripe; black pepper, game, tar, stones, smoke. Makes me imagine Enkidu after Gilgamesh "civilized" him.

Rose, black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, all super ripe; black pepper, game, tar, stones, smoke. Makes me imagine Enkidu after Gilgamesh "civilized" him.

8.9

Bryan Flewelling

Lots of red fruit with a touch of orange marmalade stuck in for good measure. Very easy to drink.

Lots of red fruit with a touch of orange marmalade stuck in for good measure. Very easy to drink.

9.2

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