SHEA WINERY 2012 SHEA PINOT NOIR HOMER
"The 410 cases of Shea Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Homer reflect barrels from three blocks, none of which were subjected to solo bottlings, and is at 13.7% alcohol the highest of its collection. Rutabaga and radish earthily and bitingly scent and flavor the juicy fresh cherry, red currant and red raspberry on display here. A lovely sense of tannic refinement; of transparency to stony and forest floor nuances; and of energy makes this long-lingering Pinot another impressive exemplar of its vintage likely to reward return visits through at least 2022." David Schildknecht Wine Advocate 92 points (2011 vintage)
wonderful aromatics, a succulent mouth feel, long finish, beautiful silky tannins – but it does so with Homer panache. The fruit leans towards the plum, blackberry, currant spectrum and the wine is focused and highly concentrated.