Red

N.V. Sean Thackrey Pleiades XXIII Old Vines

Red Blend

  • USA
  • California

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Community Tasting Note

  • Not647f wrote:

    February 10, 2015 - Drank this a while ago and just posting my notes now. Although one could detect aspects of different grapes, pinot, viognier, and sangiovese predominantly, the wine was a bit flat and simple. There was pinot and viognier in the nose, esp, with strong florality, and crunchy acids from sangio on the palate. The finish was short, and the different grapes seemed to cancel each other out, lending to a simple, grapey taste. I've bought this wine in each of the last few vintages, as I think it's an interesting experiment in "kitchen sink" wine. Since he doesn't bottle all these varieties separately, he's not just using leftovers but purchasing grapes for the blend. But this one fell short of the others. We'll see what happens with XXIV.

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2 Comments

  • ex-sommelier commented:

    6/17/15, 12:20 AM - Agreed, XXIV is a wonderful step forward, much more distinctive.

  • Not647f commented:

    6/17/15, 8:23 AM - Thanks, Rory. I haven't purchased the XXIV yet, but that encourages me.

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