This Orion is from vines that were 90 years old at the '96 harvest, from the Rossi vineyard in St. Helena. The grapes were planted just before WWI & Prohibition, and survived both.
One thing that always strikes me about Thackrey's wines are the complex aromatics. The nose is always changing and dancing, as images dance through a fog or mist as you pass by them, so do aromas emerge and retreat to and from these wines. Sometimes you'll smell purple flowers, then meat, then your grandma's house. It's such interesting wine to drink, and soul stirring.