Sean Thackrey Andromeda Pinot Noir 2012
This is, as always, Pinot Noir from a vineyard above Nicasio in Marin County, thus the closest to Bolinas of all the vineyards Sean Thackrey harvests from, and one of the cooler and windier Pinot Noir growing sites in the world. As usual, Sean Thackrey has done everything to accentuate these (excellent) natural characteristics, and the result is reliably delicious; a Pinot Noir of exceptional authenticity, depth, and complexity; at home, it's hard for me to keep my corkscrew away from it.
Sean Thackrey is one of the most influential people in the Bay Area Food & Wine community, and has been for nearly three decades. Along with luminaries like Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch, Sean Thackrey is deeply linked to the shaping of food & wine as we know it, and to this day represents many of the best and most ground-breaking practices in our industry. Sean sources grapes from many locations throughout California, and makes all his wines by hand–”touching every grape”–at his small Bolinas winery. Self-taught, and fully reliant on his intuition and senses, Sean is the antithesis of corporate wine-making. The proof is in the bottle.